The GWDG is a corporate facility of the state of Niedersachsen and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. It serves the purpose of a data processing and competence center for the Max-Plank-Institutes and a data processing service center for the university of Göttingen. The main scientific task is lies in applied computer science. Additionally the GWDG supports the education of skilled personnel for information technologies.
The operation of mainframe computers (parallel computers), the provision of special purpose systems and the service support for the GÖNET connecting the scientific institutes in Göttingen are among the tasks assinged to the GWDG. The GWDG connects the GÖNET to the nationwide scientific gigabit net G-WiN and the Internet.
Serving as a competence center the GWDG advises and supports the attended to institues in all questions concerning scientific data processing.
Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH
Further information: http://www.gwdg.de/