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.


20. Nov

EERIE Project Meeting and Hackathon

From November 6th to 10th, 2023, the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) hosted 50 participants at the first EERIE project meeting and a subsequent hackathon. The DKRZ was represented as a project partner and actively supported the event.

16. Nov

Supercomputing Conference SC23

This year's SC23 will take place from November 12th to 17th, 2023 in Denver, USA. During the conference, the TOP500 list of the most powerful HPC systems was updated, with the DKRZ supercomputer Levante now ranked 74th.

14. Nov

NCAR workshop: Climate model software put to the test

On November 9th and 10th, a workshop on the topic “Correctness and Reproducibility for Climate and Weather Software” took place at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado/USA.