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Expertise for Service, Research and Teaching

ZIH’s services and research activities are shouldered by seven departments, which represent its core competencies and areas of responsibility.

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At a glance

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From user support to central servers and services

The structure of ZIH enables provision of infrastructure and services to the University that is efficient and service-oriented. From data communication and information processing, to a competent user-support and from the organization and coordination of it’s own research to development activities. The director of ZIH, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel, holds the Professorship in "Computer Architecture" at the faculty of computer science of the Technische Universität Dresden.

The Service Desk of the ZIH is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all employees, students and guests of TU Dresden regarding all IT-services offered by the ZIH.

Administrative tasks are covered by a management team.


Member of the Gauss-Allianz

Represented by the ZIH, the TU Dresden is a founding member of the Gauss Alliance. This association of national science centers promotes "High Performance Computing" (HPC) at a national level as an independent strategic research activity. For information about important news in the German HPC community, we recommend the newsletter of the Gauss Alliance:

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