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Supercomputer der Klimaforschung in Hamburg

Hamburg, 24. Oktober 2017: Klimaforschung betreiben heißt, mit einer Fülle von Daten zu arbeiten: Seit 30 Jahren stellt das Deutsche Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) in Hamburg Rechenleistung für die Klima- und Erdsystemforschung zur Verfügung. Damit das DKRZ und seine Nutzer international wettbewerbsfähig bleiben, muss sein Hochleistungsrechner in regelmäßigen Abständen erneuert werden. Heute haben die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und die Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg einen Vertrag zur langfristigen Finanzierung des Hochleistungsrechners unterzeichnet.

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Mistral: Final expansion stage of the high-performance computer at DKRZ starts operation

Hamburg, July 7th, 2016: On June 28th, 2016, company Atos/Bull handed over the second expansion stage of supercomputer Mistral to the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in Hamburg. Since July 4th, 2016, the third „High-performance computing system for Earth system research“ (HLRE-3), with a peak performance of approximately 3.5 quadrillion numerical operations per second, has been available to the climate research community.

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New supercomputer „Mistral“ at DKRZ delivers particularly detailed regional climate simulations for Germany

Hamburg, October 5th, 2015: During the festivities at the Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (German Climate Computing Center, DKRZ), the new work horse of climate research in Germany was officially inaugurated. “Mistral”, one of the world’s most state-of-the-art and energy efficient supercomputers used for climate simulations makes its official debut.

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New Supercomputer at the German Climate Computing Center is now operational

Hamburg, 13th July 2015 - Bull, the Atos brand for its technology products and software, today announced that it has completed the first installation phase of the new supercomputer “Mistral” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), based on Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors. By 2016, when the supercomputer will operate at full capacity, it will provide 50 petabytes of storage - enough to store more than 10 million feature films - and perform three quadrillion calculations per second, making it one of the most powerful and at the same time energy efficient supercomputers worldwide used only for climate simulations.

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Neuer Hochleistungsrechner am DKRZ installiert: Mistral

Hamburg, 27. Februar 2015: Mistral - Genau wie dieser Wind kommt der neue DKRZ-Supercomputer aus Frankreich. Die französische Firma Bull installiert zurzeit die erste Ausbaustufe des neuen Systems, das im Sommer dieses Jahres die IBM Power6 namens Blizzard ablöst, welche nunmehr seit 2009 im Dienste der Klimaforschung rechnet.

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DKRZ and BULL sign the contract for HLRE-3

DKRZ chooses Bull for its first Petaflops-scale supercomputer and for cooperation on climate research in Germany, as part of an initial contract worth 26 million euro

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25 Jahre Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum

Hamburg, 25. Februar 2013: Hamburg erhält 2014 einen der modernsten Klimarechner der Welt, mit dem Klimaprojektionen noch wesentlich präziser berechnet werden können. Hierüber informierten das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und das Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) im Rahmen des Festsymposiums zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum des renommierten Deutschen Klimarechenzentrums (DKRZ) in Hamburg. Zusammen mit den anderen am KlimaCampus beteiligten Forschungseinrichtungen, wie dem Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie und der Universität Hamburg, gehört das Deutsche Klimarechenzentrum zur Weltspitze der Klimaforschungseinrichtungen. So haben Wissenschaftler in Hamburg 1996 mit Hilfe des Klimarechners erstmals bewiesen, dass der aktuell beobachtete Klimawandel vom Menschen mit verursacht wird. Durch die Kombination aus hoher Rechenleistung, besonders leistungsfähigen Datenspeichersystemen und exzellenter Forschung hat sich Hamburg zu einem der wichtigsten Knotenpunkte für Klimaforschung in der Welt entwickelt.

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From the Past into the Future: New Climate Simulations for Science and Society

Hamburg, February 23, 2012 - Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) have carried out new climate simulations using MPI-M's new climate model. The results indicate that the two-degree target could still be achieved if carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced significantly. Within an international model intercomparison project, researchers were able to simulate the complex carbon cycle as well as vegetation dynamics in climate projections for the 21st century. In case of an increase in CO2 emissions the simulations suggest not only an increase in temperature but also a rapid progression of ocean acidification. Oceanic calcifying organisms will be particularly affected. In addition to long-term projections, more detailed climate predictions spanning the next ten years were performed for the first time. The new climate scenario simulations were carried out on DKRZ's supercomputer and occupied one quarter of its total computing capacity over a period of two years.

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Inauguration 2009

Hamburg, December 12, 2009 - The German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, and the First Mayor of Hamburg, Ole von Beust, inaugurated the world's most modern climate computing center in Hamburg with the start of the latest calculations for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The new climate computer “Blizzard” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) enables increasingly accurate computational projections of future climate change.

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A wind of change at DKRZ

Hamburg, May 04, 2009 - On May, 4th, Professor Dr. Thomas Ludwig took up his work as the scientific-technical director at DKRZ. Michael Truchseß was appointed as the new administrative director. A few days earlier the new high performance computing system “blizzard” started its regular computing service.

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