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Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle


The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics was founded in 1992 as the first institute of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in the eastern part of Germany based on the previous Academy of Science Institute of Solid Sate Physics and Electron Microscopy.

Experimental and theoretical research carried out at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics is primarily focussed on solid state phenomena that are determined by small dimensions and surfaces and interfaces. The investigations concentrate on establishing relations between the magnetic, electronic, optical, and mechanical properties of solids and their microstructure. Thin films and surfaces are investigated as well as nanocrystalline materials, phase boundaries and defects in bulk crystals. The results of the research will provide the necessary information for creating new and improved functional or structural materials in application areas such as sensorics, opto- and microelectronics.

The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics has ordered another 85 nodes with Intel Xeon X5650 2,66 GHz, connected via QDR Infiniband. In total, nearly 350 MEGWARE nodes are available for scientific research now. The MPI Halle will use three MEGWARE in-house developments as well. For easy administration the MEGWARE Cluster Management Software ClustWare will come into operation. Equipped with MEGWARE ClustSafe, separate power measurement and power indication for each output will be available. The MEGWARE RackView allows comfortable rack supervision and control of cluster nodes directly on the rack.