During these years DKRZ operated five generations of supercomputer systems. The available computer power and volume of archived data literally grew million-fold.

Furthermore DKRZ presents the latest results of climate modeling that contributed to the fifth IPCC assessment report and about its data management.

DKRZ is engaged in the Birds-of-Feather-Session „Exascale10 / EIOW“. And Prof. Thomas Ludwig chairs together with Albert Reuther and Amy Apon the Birds-of-Feather-Session „Cost-Benefit Quantification for HPC: An Inevitable Challenge“, in which costs and benefits of high performance computing is analyzed and cost efficient computing is discussed with investors and users. Further information: here


DKRZ-Stand auf der SC13 in Denver, USA

SC13-LogoProf. Thomas Ludwig also talks during the session „Extreme Scale“ about the topic “Tools for Earth System Modeling”. The computation of earth system models not only requires massive computational power, it also challenges I/O systems of disks and tape drives. The talk concentrates on the different phases of knowledge gaining ranging from program development up to the final data analysis.

During the SC’13 the latest  Top500 List of the most powerful high performance computers is released. After four and a half years of operation Blizzard at DKRZ dropped out of the list.

More general information on the official  SC13-webite.