High-Performance Computing

Scientific Computing at the Freie Universität Berlin

Attention! Soroban will soon be replaced by the new system Curta! You can find more information here.

ZEDAT offers all members of the Freie Universität access to HPC resources. These include the following areas:

  • Provision of Computing Time
  • Advice
  • Procurement and Maintenance of Scientific Software

This service is used by various groups, including amongst others, teams from the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Meteorology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Biology and Economics.


10.12.2018 11:34
Soroban will be closing down soon. Due to delays with the acceptance of the new HPC system, the date by which the last jobs must be finished will be announced at a later date.

Recent Research Results

Theoretical investigation of the structures, stabilities and vibrational properties of triatomic interhalide ions and their alkali ion pairs
F. A. Redeker, A. Kropman, C. Müller, S. E. Zewge, H. Beckers, B. Paulus, S. Riedel
J. Fluor. Chem. 2018, 216, 81-88 DOI
Seleniranium and Telluriranium Salts
Helmut Poleschner, Konrad Seppelt
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 17155-17161 DOI
  Towards Accurate Computations of Cofactor-Containing Biosystems
Suliman Adam
Doctoral Thesis, FU Berlin, 2018 Link
First Principles Study of Li-based Battery Materials: Electronic Structure, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics
Sara Panahian Jand
Doctoral Thesis, FU Berlin, 2018 Link
Band Renormalization of Blue Phosphorus on Au(111)
E. Golias, M. Krivenkov, A. Varykhalov, J. Sánchez-Barriga, and O. Rader
Nano Lett. 18, 6672 (2018) DOI
Chromium Complexes with Oxido and Corrolato Ligands: Metal-Based Redox Processes versus Ligand Non-Innocence
A. Garai, S. Sobottka, R. Schepper, W. Sinha, M. Bauer, B. Sarkar, S. Kar
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 12613 DOI
How inert are osmium-ligand bonds?: A combined thermal, electrochemical and photochemical case study with a click tripodal ligand
J. Klein, U. Albold, L. Suntrup and B. Sarkar
ChemPhotoChem 2018, 2, 357 DOI
The evolution of termite immunity
Shulin, He
Doctoral Thesis, FU Berlin, 2018 Link
Termite soldiers contribute to social immunity by synthesizing potent oral secretions
S. He, P. R. Johnston, B. Kuropka, S. Lokatis, C. Weise, R. Plarre, H.‐J. Kunte, D. P. McMahon
Insect Molecular Biology, Volume 27, Issue 5, October 2018, Pages 564-576 DOI
Models of Bayesian Learning and Neural Surprise in Somesthesis
Kathrin Tertel
Doctoral Thesis, FU Berlin, 2018 Link
  Highly Efficient and Bidirectional Photochromism of Spirooxazine on Au(111)
F. Nickel, M. Bernien, D. Krüger, J. Miguel, A. J. Britton, L. M. Arruda, L. Kipgen, and W. Kuch
J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 8031 (2018) DOI
Northern Hemisphere disjunctions in Lactuca (Cichorieae, Asteraceae): independent Eurasia to North America migrations and allopolyploidization
Katy E. Jones, Edward E. Schilling, Elisabete F. Dias & Norbert Kilian
Characterization of cis-acting elements that control oscillating alternative splicing
Gesine Goldammer, Alexander Neumann, Miriam Strauch, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Florian Heyd, Marco Preußner
RNA biol. 2018 Sep. DOI
  Pentafluorophenyl Isocyanate as an Effective Electrolyte Additive for Improved Performance of Silicon-Based Lithium-Ion Full Cells
Roman Nölle, Andreas J. Achazi, Payam Kaghazchi, Martin Winter and Tobias Placke
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 28187−28198 DOI
[P4H]+[Al(OTeF5)4]−: protonation of white phosphorus with the Brønsted superacid H[Al(OTeF5)4](solv)
Anja Wiesner, Simon Steinhauer, Helmut Beckers, Christian Müller and Sebastian Riedel
Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article DOI (Edge Article)