20. Dec. 2016

Happy Christmas!

DKRZ wishes its partners, supporters and users happy, peaceful and relaxing Christmas holidays and a Happy New Year.

12. Dec. 2016

SeaDataCloud Kickoff

From 28th to 30th of November 2016 the kickoff meeting of the Horizon2020 project SeaDataCloud took place in Riga. One focus of this project, involving 55 partners from 34 countries, is the further development of existing services and standards for research data from the SeaDataNet network, in which more than hundred oceanographic data centers have been organized.

9. Dec. 2016

EUDAT Collaborative Infrastructure

Together with 15 other European partners, the DKRZ has recently established the EUDAT Collaborative Infrastructure (EUDAT-CDI). The common goal of this partnership is to provide - independent of project funding - a long-term perspective for scientists and research networks for services and the management of research data.

16. Nov. 2016

Mistral on rank 34 of TOP500 list

The latest TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers was published on 14th November during the Supercomputing Conference (SC’16), which takes place in Salt Lake City / USA from 13th till 18th November. With a LINPACK performance of 3.01 PetaFLOPS, the final stage of the supercomputer Mistral at DKRZ is listed on rank 34 of the list and is currently the third most powerful HPC system in Germany.

5. Nov. 2016

The new coupling software YAC for Earth system models

The new, freely available software library YAC 1.2.0 (short for: Yet Another Coupler) has been developed by the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) to realize an efficient coupling of Earth system model components.

6. Oct. 2016

Preview: DKRZ@SC'16

From 13th to 18th November 2016 Salt Lake City hosts the this year’s SC’16 conference – the largest event in the field of high performance computing (HPC) with more than 10,000 expected attendees. DKRZ presents itself and its services on booth 4518 as one of 350 exhibitors of the SC’16 exhibition that takes place parallel to the conference.

21. Jul. 2016

DKRZ long-term archive DSA-certified

During the last months, the long-term archive of DKRZ (DKRZ-LTA) went through a certification process according to the criteria of the "Data Seal of Approval" (DSA).

7. Jul. 2016

Mistral: Final expansion stage of the high-performance computer at DKRZ starts operation

On June 28th, 2016, company Atos/Bull handed over the second expansion stage of supercomputer Mistral to the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in Hamburg. Since July 4th, 2016, the third „High-performance computing system for Earth system research“ (HLRE-3), with a peak performance of approximately 3.5 quadrillion numerical operations per second, has been available to the climate research community.

4. Jul. 2016

Cooperation Agreement between the DKRZ and JAMSTEC

The DKRZ and its Japanese counterpart, the Center for Earth Information Science and Technology (CEIST), that operates the Earth Simulator at JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), have signed a cooperation agreement.

20. Jun. 2016

Mistral on rank 33 of the TOP500-list

The latest TOP500 list of supercomputers was released this morning (20th June) during the opening to the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 19th to 23rd June 2016. With a peak performance of 3.14 PetaFLOPS, the final stage of DKRZ’ system Mistral is listed on rank 33. Within Germany it is at the moment the fifth largest HPC system.

31. May. 2016

Preview: DKRZ at ISC'16

DKRZ is one of the almost 150 exhibitors at the this year’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) from 19th to 23rd June 2015 iin Frankfurt. As one of the most important international events for HPC and as the greatest European HPC-exhibition, ISC brings together several HPC providers, universities and research institutes.

11. May. 2016

Interactive programming course for DKRZ

The research group "Scientific computing" at DKRZ has been supporting the university lectures about efficient programming for several years. Within the scope of Hamburg Open Online University the project “Interactive C-programming course” was initiated.

18. Feb. 2016

HLRE-3 phase 2 heralded

The delivery of the first 10 compute racks visually marked the start of the installation of HLRE-3 "Mistral's" second phase. Mistral's computing power and storage capacity will be more than doubled by the extensions installed during the next months.

3. Feb. 2016

Kick-off for PalMod: A national paleo climate modelling initiative

With the kick-off meeting on February 1./2. at the Hafencity University Hamburg, the PalMod project has started its ambitious goals to simulate a complete glacial cycle - from the last interglacial to the anthropocene. The PalMod project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) to understand climate system dynamics and variability during the last glacial cycle.