Advisory Committee for Computing Facilities

The MPG internal committee “BAR” (Beratender Ausschuss für Rechenanlagen / Advisory Committee for Computing Facilities) was founded by a decision of the MPG Executive Committee in 1968. The first meeting of the BAR took place in Göttingen in May 1968.
The BAR committee consists of scientific members, directors of computing centers, and external experts and meets several times a year.

The BAR advises the President, the institutes as well as infrastructure and service institutions of the Max Planck Society on fundamental questions of computing facilities, EDP use, and concrete EDP procurement projects.