Magazine for the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.
This edition of "Akademie Aktuell" shows digital worlds at the Leibniz data center of the BAdW in Garching. How a high-performance computer like SuperMUC-NG can help to research the origins of the universe or to define precisely tailored therapies for patients. Further contributions provide insights into the fascinating world of visualization, the handling of big data and the future of computers. When you think of a data center, you think of cables, computers or cooling systems. But behind the technology are people: They make sure that everything works. Photos by Robert Brembeck