We are responsible for providing a reliable, up-to-date communications and computing infrastructure to the MPI research community, particularly including the design and support of various central services.
Given below is a brief compilation of the services that we provide. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions in this regard during your stay at the institute.
Server-, UNIX and network-support:
PC- and user helpdesk support:
Web support and database support:
Special applications support (electronic laboratory notebook / chemical database):
After your written application for general access to IT services you will get a user account. This includes access to the internet, access to resources at MPI of coal research and an e-mail account. In general you will get access to the local file and print services.
When you leave our institute your data and your account will keep alive for 2 months. After that time your account will be deleted. If you need your account and your data for a longer time, you have to file another application for extension of this period. Please note that the use of our network and computing facilities is subject to the policies and regulations normally issued to all employees of the Institute.
Administration and support of the access control system inclusive electronic administration of ID cards is also part of this service.
The institute offers its co-workers a quick dial-up connection from at home or during an expedition to the institute´s services like download of e-mails, access to literature and to use all computers.
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The department of theoretical chemistry performs many complex simulations. This happens in our computing center where about 200 compute-servers, all central servers, and firewalls with the according software applications are installed and managed by the IT department.
Security in information technology means that particular security policies are met, which ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information. Therefore the IT department plans, implements, and continuously improves measures for the following strategic objectives:
Backup copies of files and data on the institute’s network are saved on our backup server daily. If needed, these files – be they Word files, databases, or your mailbox – can easily be restored.
We maintain a World Wide Web server which makes it possible to present the institute's research program and publications, as well as job openings and events on the Internet.
If you have any general questions or suggestions regarding the contents of the institute's Web pages, please contact the %20contact((atsign))mpi-muelheim.mpg.de.