22. Sep 2021

FAIR data for the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report

In the recently published first part of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), data documentation has been significantly improved compared to previous reports.

21. Sep 2021

A virtual laboratory for the MOSAiC data

The new project "M-VRE: The MOSAiC - Virtual Research Environment" aims to make it easier for researchers to use and analyze data from MOSAiC, the largest Arctic research expedition to date (09/2019-10/2020).

9. Aug 2021

New IPCC report: Humans have clearly warmed the climate

The just-released, first part of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC once again demonstrates, more clearly than before, that human-induced greenhouse gas emissions are primarily responsible for global warming and observed climate change. While concentrations of greenhouse gases have continued to increase, the atmosphere and ocean have continued to warm over the past decade, snow and ice levels have continued to decline, and global sea levels have continued to rise.

6. Jul 2021


This year's Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) conference, in which the DKRZ team is participating with a number of activities, will be held in digital format from July 5-9, 2021. The PASC conference series provides an international and interdisciplinary platform for exchange in scientific computing with a strong focus on methodology, tools, algorithms, application challenges, novel techniques, as well as applications of high-performance computing.

6. Jul 2021

Delivery and installation of new supercomputer Levante has started

On July 6, 2021, the first truck rolled up to the doors of DKRZ - on board, among other things, ten boxes weighing several tons with the first racks of the new climate supercomputer "Levante". Further deliveries and assembly will take place over the coming weeks.

2. Jul 2021

NFDI4Earth enables interdisciplinary access to research data

On July 2, 2021, the Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz – GWK) of the Federal Government and the Heads of Government of the German states approved funding for NFDI4Earth and nine other NFDI consortia. The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) aims at an easy, secure and systematic access to data from science and research, a more widely availability and international data network. DKRZ was one of the co-applicants for NFDI4Earth, which addresses a joint and sustainable research data management for the earth system sciences.

24. Jun 2021

DKRZ@ISC21 Digital

From June 24 to July 2, the largest scientific HPC conference in Europe, ISC High Performance, will take place. Both the conference and the parallel exhibition will once again be held in digital format and will be dedicated to innovations and applications in HPC, networking and storage technologies. This year's ISC21 Digital will focus on: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, emerging technologies such as Cloud and Quantum Computing, HPC algorithms and applications, programming environments and performance modeling. DKRZ will present itself as one of 82 exhibitors with a virtual booth at ISC21 Digital.

22. Jun 2021

Climate modeling simply explained

Germany wants to become climate-neutral by 2045. Far-reaching changes are needed to achieve this. Climate simulations show why this is important. The Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK, German Climate Consortium) explains how climate models work and why they are reliable on the new website www.klimasimulationen.de, which was published today.

21. Apr 2021

DKRZ at #vEGU21

From April 19 to 30, 2021, the online gathering event #vEGU21 will take place for the second time completely virtually in place of the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna. Under the motto "Engage - Discover - Inspire", geoscientists from all over the world will meet and exchange information about developments, research results, projects and ideas from all disciplines of earth, planetary and space sciences. DKRZ presents numerous activities at this year's #vEGU21.

22. Feb 2021

Online training on Data Analytics

On March, 8th and 9th, 2021 an online training on data analytics will take place being jointly organized within the H2020 projects IS-ENES3 and EOSC-Hub. The event is open to everyone - mainly targeting Earth system science and data science - interested in processing multidimensional data using the new service ECAS (short for: ENES Climate Analytics Service).

12. Feb 2021

Contract Signing for Exabyte Data Archive at DKRZ

On February 10, 2021, Prof. Thomas Ludwig, Managing Director of DKRZ, and Volker Wester, Managing Director of Cristi Data, signed a contract for the delivery and service of a new Hierarchical Data Management (HSM) system.

27. Jan 2021

Video series on climate modeling on HYPERRAUM.TV

In November and December 2020, the German platform for science and technology HYPERRAUM.TV published a five-part video series on fundamental questions about climate modeling and research. The short videos conceived by the journalist Susanne Päch have been created in cooperation with the DKRZ, the Cluster of Excellence CLICCS / Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at the University of Hamburg, the European Space Agency ESA, and the US Federal Agency for Space and Aviation NASA or the University of Hanover.

22. Jan 2021

New publication about Reproducibility and regional climate models

Although current reporting gives the impression that climate research only focuses on climate change and its consequences, there are also aspects that are independent of this, as this article shows. It is about the indeterminacy of the development of the dynamic state of the atmosphere.

22. Jan 2021

Heating with waste heat recovery

Climate protection in Bundesstrasse 45 and 45a looks like this: The supercomputer Mistral in the German Climate Computing Center produces heat and the neighboring Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (TCM) at the University of Hamburg has been using this waste heat for its chemistry laboratories for one year now.

7. Dec 2020

New magnetic cartridges for DKRZ’s archive

From November 24th to 27th, 2020, the DKRZ has expanded its data archive capacity with 4,500 magnetic tape cartridges and thus by an additional 40.5 Petabytes, which are now available to climate researchers for long-term archiving of their model results.

24. Nov 2020

Machine Learning for Earth system sciences – the Helmholtz AI Support team AIM at DKRZ

The AIM support team at DKRZ is funded by the Helmholtz Association and applies methods of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of climate and earth system research. As part of Helmholtz AI, a comprehensive application-oriented initiative, the AIM team supports scientists from various Helmholtz research centers in implementing and evaluating ML/AI technologies in practice.

17. Nov 2020

SC20: Mistral on rank 110 of the TOP500 list

In keeping with the motto “SC20 Is Everywhere We Are”, this year's Supercomputing Conference (SC20) takes place completely as a virtual event from November 9 to 19. During the SC20, the 56th edition of the TOP500 list of the most powerful HPC systems (www.top500.org/lists/2020/06/) has been published, on which the DKRZ supercomputer Mistral is placed on rank 110.

8. Oct 2020

Eurohack 2020: Scientific GPU programming hackathon

Between September 21 and 30, 2020, the Swiss Supercomputing Centre CSCS hosted the sixth GPU programming hackathon “Eurohack 2020” – if only in a virtual format due to the pandemic. Changing hardware architectures require model codes to be adapted to these new architectures. More and more supercomputers, like e.g. Piz Daint at CSCS, are based on architectures employing graphics processors (GPUs) as accelerators.

7. Oct 2020

CLICCS Retreat 2020

On September 30 and October 1, the second annual retreat of the cluster of excellence CLICCS took place at Hamburg University – albeit only in a virtual format due to the pandemic.