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.


4. Apr

Contribution to the WMO annual report 2023

Dr. Christopher Kadow, head of the new department "Data Analysis" at DKRZ, contributed to the current annual report “State of the Global Climate 2023” being released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

2. Apr

Announcement: 8th ENES-HPC workshop in Lecce/Italy

The ENES-HPC workshop is returning to Lecce/Italy for its 8th edition. The event, which has also been hosted twice by DKRZ, is organized by the European Network for Earth System Modeling (ENES) in collaboration with ESiWACE and will bring together experts in HPC in Earth system modeling on site and online from May 22nd to 24th, 2024.

20. Mar

EGU 2024: DKRZ, CEN, and CLiCCS represent Hamburg climate research

From April 14th to 19th, 2024, the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), and the Excellence Cluster CLICCS from the University of Hamburg will present climate and sustainability research "made in Hamburg" at the EGU in Vienna.