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Dipl. Inform. Petra Knopf

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76187 Karlsruhe


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Computer Equipment

The Geophysical Institute stores large data sets, and deals with complex data models, and analyses. Both observational and synthetic data are processed.

These tasks require an IT environment ranging from simple desktop workplaces to high-performance scientific workplaces, extensive server systems, and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Both GPI IT resources and IT resources of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing(SCC) are used.




File servers with RAID5/RAID6/RAID10: Approximately 50 Tbyte total

Computer server: SGI UV20, 96 cores, 512 GB main memory


Workstation Computers

80 scientific workstations:

  • 60 Linux (OpenSuse)
  • 10 Windows ( Windows 7)
  • Approximately 10 High-End graphic workstations


Computer Pool

15 workstations for exercices and seminars


Campus-wide computer resources via SCC

High Performance Computing (HPC) and Clustercomputing

Mass Storage for Scientific Data (bwfileStorage)



Campus licenses: Matlab, ArcGIS, Adobe products, Corel, MS-Office. MS-CA

GPI licenses:  Globe Claritas, Norsar