Max Planck Institutes Stuttgart / Library
The Library of the Max Planck Institutes Stuttgart is a scientific library for the members of the Max Planck Institute of Intelligent Systems and the Max Planck Institute of Solid State Research. External visitors are kindly requested to register. more

Computer Service (Armin Burkhardt)
The Scientific Facility Computer Service runs the institute's central mail, print, software, backup and web servers, as well as file servers for the various departments and Max Planck Research Groups, all running the Linux operating system. Backup remains based on Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM); currently the total backup data volume approaches 140 TB, the central Storage Area Network has been extended to 230 TB. The estimated total number of desktops and data acquisition PCs remains around 800. Of these about two thirds run Windows, one third runs Linux, the number of Macs is rising slowly. While the number of High Performance Computing (HPC) nodes dropped significantly the number of computing cores rose slightly to 2420 cores with 12TB accumulated memory, the HPC associated electricity consumption dropped sharply to about 50 kW. Most central services were virtualized by means of the Xen hypervisor and can be moved freely between two server installations in the main building and the new High Precision Lab in order to ensure the High Availability (HA) of these servers. New laboratory networks for experimental setups were introduced in the main building and in the Precision Lab, where the design goal was maximal independence from the main building. The reorganization of the institute's network was successfully completed, as a result the group is responsible for all network operations in the Institute since January 2013. Currently the group prepares the relocation of the server and storage infrastructure to the modernized server room 6B13 to free space and climatization in the main server room for the new theory group. The group offers services to the Research School for Condensed Matter Science (IMPRS-CMS) and the Max Planck Society (BAUM chemicals database, ICSD crystallography database, MPG-TSM administration). more
Information Service CPT<br />(Robin Haunschild/Thomas Scheidsteger)
The Central Information Service for the institutes of the Chemical Physical Technical (CPT) Section of the Max Planck Society offers database searches, which are too complex or demanding for end users, and provide access to information sources not included in the range of end user databases commonly accessible. Most important are the various field-specific literature and patent databases as well as the citation databases accessible via the Web of Science and Scopus. Establishing impact data for research evaluation has become a major field of activity of the information service. The application of meaningful indicators and the interpretation of citation data require some experience and sound background information. Research and publication activities in the newly emerging field of bibliometrics address the need of such experience when using and interpreting citation data. more

International Office

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart.

A new home - a new country. Many things are a little different in Germany and some things might be even incomprehensible for you at first glance. Don’t worry – we support you to facilitate the start for you and your family in Germany. more

Electronics Workshop

The Electronics Workshop is a joint service group of the Stuttgart Max Planck Institutes. Our work focuses on:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Storage and supply of electric and electronic items (approx. 8000)
Low Temperature Service
The Low Temperature Service Group advises and supports the members of staff of the two Max Planck Institutes concerning all cryo-technical questions and issues. Additionally, it supplies the Institute with cryogenic-liquefied and technical gases. more
Central Mechanical Workshop
The Central Mechanical Workshop is a joint service group of the Stuttgart Max Planck Institutes. With our modern machine park and qualified staff, we manufacture individual parts and assemblies, based on drawings, models, freehand sketches or samples, from traditional materials as well as from high-performance plastic materials, tool steels and advanced materials. To young people we offer high-level apprenticeships in industrial mechanics, especially in precision-equipment applications. more
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