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.

22. Sep. 2020

Climate talk at the Hamburger Klimawoche

According to the motto "The climate needs you" between September 20 and 27, 2020, the Climate Week in Hamburg (Hamburger Klimawoche) offers about 220 events - including a climate talk with scientists from the DKRZ, the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) and the Max- Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). On the Hamburg Rathausmarkt, an imposing event roof for a central main stage and an information area offers all interested visitors and experts protection from wind and weather and at the same time ensures the best possible protection against corona infections when flooded with air.

21. Sep. 2020

RCEMIP Data in the Cloud

DKRZ hosts more than 30 Terabyte of the RCEMIP atmospheric model dataset for reuse by the global scientific community. Simulation output of more than 30 different atmospheric models is freely available via the DKRZ cloud and forms the basis of the recently published RCEMIP overview paper.

27. Aug. 2020

Tech Talks: A new series of virtual talks at DKRZ

On September, 1st, 2020, DKRZ will start Tech Talks a series of virtual talks which will present the services of DKRZ. The talks will cover technical aspects of the use of our compute systems as well as procedures such as compute time applications and will introduce different teams relevant to DKRZ such as our machine learning specialists. It will also provide a forum for questions and answers of our DKRZ users.

20. Aug. 2020

Central Evaluation System for Climate eXtremes Workshop

ClimXtreme Central Evaluation System (XCES), hosted at DKRZ’ supercomputing system Mistral, is a framework that provides the infrastructure for the analysis of climate data for all members of the ClimXtreme project. This project is a multi-institutional effort within framework programm FONA3 that aims to generate climate knowledge to contribute with an improved assessment of human-impacted climate extremes and damage-related extreme weather events in Central Europe.

19. Aug. 2020

Hot off the press: The DKRZ yearbook 2018-19

The DKRZ yearbook 2018-2019 was published in August 2020. It shows a cross-section of the work at the DKRZ, summarizes the results of important completed projects and reports on the status of ongoing and newly started projects.