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Mistral, the High Performace Computing system for Earth system research (HLRE-3), is DKRZ's first petascale supercomputer. The HPC system has a peak performance of 3.14 PetaFLOPS and consists of approx. 3,000 compute nodes,  100,000 compute cores, 240 Terabytes of memory, and 54 Petabytes of disk. For access to Mistral you need to be a member in at least one active HLRE project, have a valid user account, and accept DKRZ's "Guidelines for the use of information-processing systems of the Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH (DKRZ)".

Configuration :
System configuration overview

Login :
How to login to Mistral and personalize your environment.

File Systems :
Mistral users have access to different filesystems. Each filesystem has a special purpose and is configured to best suit this purpose.

Programming :
Compilers, Libraries, Runtime Environment and Tools

Running Jobs :
Batch job submission, parameter, & scheduler

Program Analysis :
Tools for debugging and program analysis help to understand e.g. the complex communication structure of parallel code.

Data Processing :
For pre- and post processing as well as for analyzing the data, Mistral includes about 48 nodes. How to use them ...

Visualization :
For 3D visualization, data analysis, and other applications making use of GPUs, Mistral has 12 GPU nodes available.

Manuals :
Different manuals by Bull, Intel & Co are available

Tips and Tricks :
Life can be so complicated, especially when working on a supercomputer. Here you can find some hints about making your life easier.

Software List :
A comprehensive listing of the application software versions installed on Mistral.

Known Issues :
A collection of current problems and limitations for soft- and hardware of Mistral.