Network Services

The Networks at the MPCDF interconnect the departments of the IPP, the Max-Planck Institutes at Garching and other sites around Munich to the Internet.

Generally Ethernet technologies are employed:

    • The MPCDF is connected to other Max Planck Institutes by a redundant 5 Gbps link to the German research network XWiN (operated by the DFN-Verein)
    • The core network and the connections to the institutes and departments on the campus consist of 1 or 10 Gbps Ethernet links (fiber)
    • High performance servers are also connected via 1 or 10 Gbps Ethernet
    • Another 10 Gbps link connects to the MHN (Munich research network)
    • Servers that are accessible from the outside are located in a special "demilitarized zone"

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