Navigation and service

Scientific IT Systems

Fields of Activity:


Strategic Planning

  • HPC systems / compute servers / storage systems
  • System integration / virtualization solutions

Cluster Middleware

  • Optimization of application programs for parallel processing using MPI or OpenMP
  • Optimization of programs for multi-core or GPU environments

Process Data Processing

  • Design, development and implementation of hard- and software components for acquisition, transfer and processing of data in scientific environments
  • Development of visualization systems for real-time environments and applications with sophisticated requirements for 3D graphics
  • Development of device drivers for instruments
  • Development of control system software and graphical user interfaces

Common System Development

  • Creation of Web applications for the script-based generation of homepages for the Forschungszentrum Jülich internet portal
  • Web based database applications


  • Care of the trainees (Mathematical-technical Software Developers, linked with the Bachelor Study Course Scientific Programming or Master Study Course Techno-mathematics)
  • Mentoring of seminar, bachelor or master theses

Advisory Service

  • for problems related to UNIX-based Operating Systems (Linux, Mac OS X) and software components
  • for acquisition of PCs, laptops, printers and hardware for controlling scientific instruments
  • for questions regarding data evaluation, numerical applications and mathematical libraries
  • for questions regarding the LaTeX typesetting system
  • for problems in image processing
  • for adapting existing software to use the standard libraries available on campus

Network Management

  • Point of contact for matters related to the network infrastructure and IT-security (in collaboration with the respective external departments)

User Management

  • Administration of accounts and resources for employees and guests for the computing clusters



Josef Heinen


Tel: +49 2461 61-3912

Fax: +49 2461 61-2542