DKRZ - Partner for Climate Research

to provide high performance computing platforms, sophisticated and high capacity data management and superior service for premium climate science.

About us:

The German Climate Computing Center is a national service facility and a major partner for climate research. Our high performance computers, data storage and services form the central research infrastructure for simulation-based climate science in Germany.

High Performance Computer:

Climate simulations require high performance supercomputers and data storage systems. The systems at DKRZ are optimized for the data-intensive needs of climate science and rank among the largest systems employed for scientific computing worldwide.


DKRZ’s expert staff support climate scientists in the optimal utilization of the systems and offer a range of services around climate models, climate simulations and climate data: from support in carrying out climate simulations, through parallelization and optimization of the simulation programs, via management, storage and publication of the data, up to analysis and visualization of the simulation results.

Projects and Partners:

Cutting-edge research requires solid networks and strong partners. Get to know the partners and network and find out about the scientific topics handled with the support of DKRZ. DKRZ itself does not conduct climate research but is a partner in various scientific projects with the aim of further improving support for climate science.


Climate change and model-based climate projections are time and time again at the center of public attention. On this page, you will find a variety of media and information materials illustrating, among other things, the results of climate research obtained through the assistance of DKRZ and its high performance computers.


2. Feb

2nd “Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook” published: 1.5-degree goal not plausible

On February, 1st, 2023, the Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS) published the second edition of its study „Hamburg Climate Futures Outlook“. More than 60 researchers systematically assessed to what extent social changes are already underway — while also analyzing certain physical processes frequently discussed as tipping points.

17. Nov

Research projects on energy efficiency of HPC and computing centers

As part of the BMBF program "High and high-performance computing for the digital age 2021 to 2024 - research and investments in high-performance computing", the Federal Ministry of Research is funding ten Green-HPC. The DKRZ is network leader for the EECliPs project and partner in the EE-HPC project.