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Bits & Bytes  No. 213, August 2023

A new issue of the MPCDF computer bulletin Bits&Bytes was released. Read about high-performance computing software, the new object storage in the MPCDF HPC Cloud, automated slurm deployments, gitlab, the new IBM tape library,  open positions and upcoming training events at MPCDF. more

Image by courtesy of J. Warnecke, MPI for Solar System Research

Large scale numerical simulations performed by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) on the supercomputers Cobra and Raven at the MPCDF led to new findings that challenge the conventional understanding of solar dynamics and could improve predictions of solar weather in the future, according to their study which was recently published in Nature Astronomy. more

<p>New Max Planck supercomputer</p>

New Max Planck supercomputer

February 10, 2023

The new supercomputer for the Max Planck Society to be built by Atos and based on latest AMD processor technologies will replace MPCDF’s Cobra system in the course of 2023 and 2024. more

Bits & Bytes  No. 211, December 2022

A new issue of the MPCDF computer bulletin Bits&Bytes was released. Read about high-performance computing software news, using Docker containers in the MPCDF GitLab CI environment, GO-Nexus, an enhanced data transfer and sharing service for MPCDF’s Nexus-Posix storage system,  and more news, e.g.  about MPCDF training events. more

MoveApps wins 2022 Conservation Tech Award

The movement analysis platform (Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, in collaboration with MPCDF and University of Konstanz) was awarded the prize for leveraging animal tracking’s Big Data to safeguard wildlife across the globe. more

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CO2 footprint of MPCDF

July 27, 2022

Since more and more institutes request their CO2 footprint generated while using MPCDF computing resources, MPCDF now provides a webpage which documents the total power consumption of MPCDF, together with the fraction used by the central HPC systems (Raven and Cobra) and the associated CO2 generation as communicated by the electricity provider. In addition, the electricty mix of nuclear, fossile, and “green” sources is documented. more

MoveApps has helped conservationists launch rapid response to vulture feeding events.
North Carolina Zoo / Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Thanks to high-tech, low-cost tracking devices, the study of wildlife movement is having its Big Data moment. But so far, only people with data science skills have been able to glean meaningful insights from this ‘golden age’ of tracking. A new system from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (MPI-AB) and the University of Konstanz is changing that. MoveApps is a platform that lets scientists and wildlife managers explore animal movement data—with little more than a device and a browser—to tackle real-world issues. MoveApps is based on cloud-native concepts and has been deployed on the MPCDF HPC Cloud. more

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