Company name: Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB), founded in 1984, is a non-university research institute of the State of Berlin for Applied Math- ematics and Computer Science.
Within the Computer Science department, which is headed by Prof. Alexander Reinefeld, ZIB operates supercomputers and data archives that are among the most powerful in Germany. As a major driving force in science and science-politics, ZIB pushed the establishment of the German eScience initiative D-Grid and the Open Grid Forum. The com-puter sciences department at ZIB focuses on parallel and distributed systems, more specifically on distributed data management, scalable services, and autonomous computing. With providing consulting services to supercomputer users and developing parallel and distributed systems for clusters and Grids, ZIB is in the unique position to be able to evaluate designs from both per- spectives, from the HPC user's point of view and from the Grid researchers perspective. ZIB is involved in five national projects on the advancement of Grid technology. Within the EU project XtreemOS, ZIB heads the design and implementation of the federated file system XtreemFS.