Research Area

Magnetic and Optical Systems

CPU Cluster

For the simulation of molecular dynamics, suitable applications are developed in-house, which are used on the CPU cluster described here. These allow the simulation of technologically relevant materials with regard to different properties depending on temperature and pressure.
Application examples:

  • Growth of ZnO layers on amorphous SiO2 surfaces
  • Growth kinetics in the growth of CaF2 from the melt
  • Dislocation dynamics in multicrystalline Si


Device configuration:
Number of knots: 15
Per knot:     

  • AMD Quad Core Opteron CPUs, 240 Cores a 2,3 GHz
  • 8 GB Ram
  • 250 GB SATA HDD
  • Gigabit Ethernet


  • 2x AMD Quad Core Opteron
  • 8 GB Ram
  • 2x 250 GB SATA HDD
  • Gigabit Ethernet


  • Open Suse Linux
  • Intel Fortran Compiler Prof. Edt.

Other Measuring Instruments


DELTA Computer Products GmbH



Sebastian Wangemann

Team Leader
Simulation and Software Development

Phone: +49 3641 282550