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.


Process Coordination (all genders)

Subject to funding approval by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, we offer in the national ESM support team a position as ...


19. Nov

SC'21 Best Visualization Award for DKRZ, MPI-M, University Stockholm, and Intel Corporation

A joint team of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the Stockholm University, and the Intel Corporation has won the SC'21 Best Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase Award for their visualization “Putting the Ocean into the Center: A coupled ICON Atmosphere/Ocean Simulation in Spilhaus Projection”.

11. Nov

EGU Early Career Award for Christopher Kadow

The renowned "Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award" in the division of "Earth and Space Science Informatics" of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) goes to Dr. Christopher Kadow from the DKRZ in Hamburg. The prize honors young scientists who have distinguished themselves through excellent scientific achievements in the first few years after their doctorate and is one of the most important European prizes that young scientists can receive.