Reinhard Georg Budich


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Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie

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D-20146 Hamburg



Forschungsgruppe/Research Group

Strategic IT Partnerships, SIP


Being responsible for the strategic IT1-partnerships of MPI-M, I see it as my role to deal with strategic aspects of IT@MPI-M, especially in the context of software development and high performance computing aspects:

These are linked to external partners, since the major thrust of the institute I consider to be science (where it is rather independent), and not technology (where it needs partners). At the same time, (Information) technology is an indispensable part of the methods and tools of the institute.

As such, I assist the directorate in strategic IT issues. I take care of the institutes relationships to the German Climate Computing Centre DKRZ and the German Weather Service DWD . Funding for some of the institutes activities in the area of infrastructure software development stems from the European Commission, currently the ESCAPE-2 and ESiWACE projects. Other projects are constantly under preparation. I am also an active member in the High performance computing task force of the European Network for Earth System Modeling ENES <link>.

Last but not least I feel responsible for the preparation of licenses and contracts in this context. Recently, the MPI-M has adopted an open source policy regarding software development at the institute, please contact me for further details. The Contributor License Agreement (CLA) and the corresponding Software Policy (SWP) can be downloaded by clicking on them.

In an earlier life, I also was master user of the atmosphere department: Please turn to in case you have questions regarding these matters.

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Curriculum vitae


10.11.1958 in Essen/Westfalia, Germany


Matrose in the German mercantile marine, 1978 - 1980 


Oceanography, minor subject meteorology, Kiel and Miami Universities, Diploma 1988

Professional Career

At MPI since September 1991, working as model scientist, IT and project manager, since 2001 for software development.

Responsible for Strategic IT Partnerships since 2013