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.


19. May

Activities of DKRZ at ISC'22

DKRZ will take part in the ISC High Performance 2022, the largest scientific HPC conference in Europe, which after a two years of break will take place in person again in Hamburg from May 29 to June 2, 2022. Themed #TransformingTheFuture, ISC 2022 is dedicated to the most important developments in the fields of HPC, machine learning and data analysis and offers participants an important opportunity for international exchange.

5. May

HamburgAmbassadors visit climate research

They are Hamburg´s face in the world: the HamburgAmbassadors, who represent the city´s interests on a voluntary basis in 24 countries. As part of their annual meeting in the Hanseatic city, the group visited the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at Universität Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) on may, 3rd, together with Katharina Fegebank, Hamburg´s Second Mayor and Senator for Science.

26. Apr

Presentation and Hands-On workshop on ESM Tools.

On April 20 and 21, 2022, DKRZ invited to a workshop around ESM tools which was funded by the project PalMod. The workshop focus was set on the integration of further models to the tools, as well as their porting to the new HPC system Levante.