17. Nov 2015


This year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15) will be held in Austin, USA, from 15th till 20th November, 2015, and will bring together more than 10,000 scientists, users, and stakeholders from the field of high performance computing (HPC). At its SC15 exhibition booth no. 2606, DKRZ will present its new HPC system “Mistral”, introduce the currently started EU project “Centre of Excellence - ESiWACE" and show climate simulations. On the latest TOP500 list of the largest supercomputer system, which is traditionally released at the SC conference, Mistral is on rank 64.

19. Oct 2015

Senator for Science Fegebank visits KlimaCampus Hamburg

Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science in Hamburg, Germany, visited the KlimaCampus Hamburg for a meet and greet. To get a better overview of the various scientific activities related to climate research and climate adaptation research in Hamburg, Fegebank met with the leaders of the institutes that form the KlimaCampus Hamburg at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) on 10.19.2015.

29. Sep 2015

Kick-off for ESiWACE and ESCAPE

ESiWACE and ESCAPE: integrating leading edge climate and weather simulations into Europe’s strategy for High Performance Computing (HPC).

13. Jul 2015


DKRZ presents on its ISC'15 High Performance booth no. 550 its new high performance computer HLRE-3 (Hochleistungsrechnersystem für die Erdsystemforschung 3) consisting of the PetaFLOPS-System "Mistral" by Bull/Atos and a hierarchical storage management system (HSM) based on HPSS by IBM. During the ISC’15 the latest Top500 List of the most powerful high performance computer systems is released. The first configuration level of Mistral at DKRZ is on rank 56 of the list. In Germany it is the sixth-largest HPC system.

14. Apr 2015

Preview: Girls'Day at DKRZ

On April, 23rd , 2015 - the official Girls’Day - DKRZ welcomes two groups of 10 to 16 years old, female future scientists, who wants to get to know everything about the profession as a climate researcher.

1. Apr 2015

EUDAT2020 - Unified Access to European Research Data

The project partners of EUDAT 2020, a project recently funded with 19 million Euros within the EU's Horizon2020 program, held a kick-off meeting in Helsinki from March 24th to March 26th, 2015. EUDAT 2020, started on March 1st, 2015, is a follow-up project to the FP7 project EUDAT, which initially started on October 1st, 2011.

26. Feb 2015

New Supercomputer at DKRZ starts operation: Mistral

Mistral: like this wind, this new high performance computer comes from France. The French computer manufacturer Bull, an Atos company, installed the first phase of of this new system, which will replace DKRZ's IBM Power6 named Blizzard this summer. Blizzard has been serving climate research since 2009.

9. Jan 2015

ESGF Achievement Award

On the occasion of the „Earth System Grid Federation and Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools Conference”, which took place from December 9th-12th, 2014, at the PCMDI of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, DKRZ staff member Torsten Rathmann received an “ESGF Outstanding Achievement Award 2014” for the unfailing support he delivered to the users of the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF).