28. Nov 2019

SC'19: Mistral on rank 80th on the TOP500 list

During the Supercomputing Conference (SC'19), the 54th edition of the TOP500 list was released on November, 19th, in Denver/US. Even after four years of operation, the DKRZ supercomputer Mistral achieved a respectable 80th rank. Looking at the storage capacity of the data centers, Mistral ranks fourth worldwide.

26. Nov 2019

Increasing energy efficiency through waste heat recovery

The DKRZ operates one of the most efficient computing centers worldwide in the world to create climate simulations as environmentally friendly as possible. Energy efficiency has been further increased by using the heat generated by the Mistral high-performance computer to heat neighboring buildings.

4. Nov 2019

Visualization spotlight at the IEEE Vis in Vancouver / Canada

Marc Rautenhaus of the Regional Computing Center of the University of Hamburg (RRZ) and Michael Böttinger of DKRZ have co-jointly invited the conference participants of the international visualization conference IEEE Vis2019 in Vancouver to a 90-minutes lasting "Application Spotlight" session on "Visualization in Meteorology & Climate Sciences: Recent Research & Open Challenges".

28. Oct 2019

MONSOON: a German-Chinese cooperation

The BMBF-funded project MONSOON-2.0 is a cooperation of the German partners, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, DKRZ and DLR, with the China Meteorological Administration and the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi / China. The project will start on November, 25th and 26th, 2019, with a kick-off meeting in Hamburg.

24. Oct 2019

New film introduces ESiWACE

A new film introduces the EU-funded "Centre of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe (ESiWACE)" that is coordinated by DKRZ.

9. Oct 2019

Interactive web-visualization of IPCC scenario simulations

The new interactive web visualization platform www.dkrz.de/webvis enables internet users to explore interactively and visually possible future climate changes using their web browsers. The platform displays simulated climate changes from scenario simulations on a rotatable and scalable virtual globe. To date, the data available for visualization include simulated changes in temperature and precipitation over time. For a direct comparison, different scenarios or seasons can be displayed side by side. The data originate from simulations with the earth system model MPI-ESM carried out with respect to the fifth IPCC assessment report.

4. Jul 2019

Support of the Data Distribution Centres for the 6th IPCC Assessment Report

Currently the sixth IPCC Assessment Report (AR6) is being prepared. The IPCC's Data Distribution Centre (DDC) co-jointly with Working Group I (WG I), has set itself the goal of making the results of the AR6 more transparent and comprehensible. For this purpose, for the first time guidelines for the use of data in the AR6 are being drawn up. These describe how data and software used should be documented and cited, or how the illustrations and tables of the AR6 were derived from the data.

2. Jul 2019

2nd DYAMOND-ESiWACE Hackathon

Due to the success of its first edition in August 2018, a second hackathon was organised on 19-21 June 2019 in Mainz to process the global high-resolution data from DYAMOND model runs.

25. Jun 2019

Start of the project AtMoDat: Kick-Off at DKRZ

The Kick-Off meeting of the project AtMoDat took place at DKRZ on 17th and 18th June 2019. AtMoDat started on 1st June 2019 and is project funded for three years by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and aims at enhancing the (inter-)disciplinary reusability of atmospheric model data.

20. Jun 2019

ISC‘19: Mistral on rank 73 of the TOP500 list

From June 16 to 20, about 3,500 conference attendees and 160 national and international exhibitors attended the ISC High Performance 2019 (ISC'19) in Frankfurt/Main to discuss the latest HPC technological developments and applications. This year's focus was on the categories of HPC systems, applications and algorithms, as well as future-oriented trends and challenges in the field of high-performance computing. During the conference the latest TOP500 list of the strongest HPC systems was launched. Mistral was listed in rank 73 and is therefore still the sixth largest supercomputer in Germany.

22. May 2019

Heiko Maas meets climate researchers in Hamburg

On 21st May 2019, Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas gathered on-site information of climate research from scientists of the University of Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ).

29. Apr 2019

Visit of the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 in Hamburg

A delegation of high-level representatives from the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 (ACCA21) of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China visited the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) on 29th of April 2019.

26. Apr 2019

DKRZ visits IBS in Korea

From 25 to 27 April 2019, Prof. Thomas Ludwig and Michael Böttinger accepted the invitation of Prof. Axel Timmermann, Director of the IBS Institute for Climate Physics, and visited him at his institute in Busan (Korea). First, Prof. Ludwig gave a keynote talk at the inauguration of the supercomputer Aleph in Daejon. On the following day, Michael Böttinger presented the visualization possibilities and activities at the DRKZ in Busan.

16. Apr 2019

DKRZ's contributions to EGU 2019

From April 7 to 12, more than 14,000 geoscientists from all over the world met in Vienna (Austria) at the annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU 2019) to discuss topics from all disciplines of earth, planetary and space sciences. The DKRZ was involved in numerous activities at this year's annual meeting.

6. Mar 2019

UCP 2019: Better understanding of clouds and rainfall

From 25th February to 1st March 2019 more than 200 specialists from all over the world presented their latest research results on the "Understanding of Clouds and Precipitation" in the Harnack House of the Max Planck Society in Berlin.

5. Mar 2019

World Climate Data Center certified by CoreTrustSeal

The World Data Center for Climate (WDCC), hosted at DKRZ, has recently been certified by the CoreTrustSeal (CTS). Thus, the quality, stability and breadth of data services are internationally approved.

14. Feb 2019

ICON developer meeting at the DKRZ

From February 11th to 14th, 49 participants met for the first of the two ICON developer meetings scheduled for 2019 at the DKRZ in Hamburg. This meeting was followed by the ICON infrastructure meeting that was attended by 26 scientists on February 14th and 15th. The infrastructure meetings take place on a quarterly basis. Both events were organized by the DKRZ. The German-Swiss ICON community includes the DKRZ, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the German Weather Service, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the ETH Zurich, the CSCS (Swiss National Supercomputing Center) and the Swiss weather service MeteoSwiss.

7. Feb 2019

The MPI-Grand Ensemble (MPI-GE) is now available from ESGF

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) Grand Ensemble (MPI-GE) is the largest ensemble of a single state-of-the-art comprehensive climate model (MPI-ESM 1.1) currently available. The MPI-GE consists of five ensembles of 100 simulations each under different forcing scenarios, where the forcing scenarios correspond to those used in CMIP5. MPI-GE allows to address scientific questions that could not be answered in the past, such as: Does internal variability of the climate system change under different forcing conditions? Furthermore, novel approaches of comparing the model’s internal variability with estimated observed variability can be applied.

31. Jan 2019

Kick-off for the projects IS-ENES3 and ESiWACE2

On January 1, 2019, the two infrastructure projects IS-ENES3 and ESiWACE2 were launched at DKRZ. Both projects are funded by the EU for four years as part of the Horizon2020 program. They complement each other in terms of content and seek to jointly contribute to the establishment of a sustainable infrastructure for Earth system modeling in Europe.