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Since 2011, DESY IT operates an HPC Cluster - called the Maxwell Cluster since 2015.


All branches of DESY Science benefitting from the High Performance Cluster architecture can access the Maxwell cluster.


Key aspects of the Maxwell Cluster are:

  • InfiniBand interconnect: High bandwidth combined with low latency
  • Server equipped with powerful CPU and large RAM
  • Some server are equipped with accelerator cards (Nvidia GPGPU, Intel MIC)
  • Possibility to integrate own group resources
  • Dedicated development machines
  • Excellent connection to mass storage (dCache), group NFS space and dedicated storage (GPFS, BeeGFS)
  • Scheduling system allowing both interactive and large non-interactive workflows


More information can be found at


Other computational platforms for Science at DESY:


Questions? Contact maxwell-service <at> desy <dot> de