Konrad Zuse Center for Information Technology Berlin

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Konrad Zuse Center for Information Technology Berlin

The Konrad Zuse Center for Information Technology Berlin ( ZIB or also for short: Zuse Institute Berlin ) is a non-university research institution in Berlin . The ZIB was founded on July 17, 1984 by law on the Center for Information Technology (ZInfG) by the State of Berlin as an institution under public law and is based in Berlin-Dahlem on the campus of the Free University of Berlin . The namesake is Konrad Zuse , the inventor of the first freely programmable computer.


The task of the ZIB is to conduct research and development in the field of information technology . This results primarily in the areas of application-oriented mathematics and computer science , which are implemented in close cooperation with Berlin universities and other scientific institutions. In addition, the Zuse Institute also functions as a service provider by making the capacity of its high-performance computers available to other facilities. The supercomputer from the manufacturer Atos at the ZIB is one of the TOP500 of the fastest computers in the world.

The ZIB is the headquarters of the Berlin science network BRAIN .


Together with the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen , the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum has been operating the HLRN-IV , a geographically distributed high-performance computer, since autumn 2019 . The CIA operates in Berlin as part of the North German association for High-Performance Computing (HLRN) as a service to universities and scientific institutions in northern Germany, a high-performance computer system . An identical system is installed at the HLRN site in Göttingen. The allocation of computing time to major projects is carried out according to the scientific criteria of the DFG by a scientific committee independent of the ZIB. All projects that are supported are each accompanied by a specialist advisor (“HPC pilot”).

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Coordinates: 52 ° 27 '21.7 "  N , 13 ° 17' 53.6"  E