SC is one of the most important international events for HPC and the largest HPC exhibition worldwide with more than 10,000 attendees, bringing together HPC providers, developers, programmers, researchers and users. DKRZ is one of more than 350 exhibitors at SC’16.

At its booth no. 4618, DKRZ presents the latest high-resolution simulations carried out on its HLRE-3 (high-performance computing system for Earth system research) "Mistral". DKRZ regularly supports extensive simulations within the frame of international coupled model intercomparison projects (CMIPs), which produce enormous amounts of data. DKRZ presents its data services using the example of CMIP5 and gives a preview on the computations planned for CMIP6.

DKRZ in the Top500 11 2016


Increase in computing power at DKRZ compared with the performance of the fastest and slowest system in the TOP500 list according
to the LINPACK benchmark. With a LINPACK performance of 3.01 PetaFLOPS, the final stage of the supercomputer Mistral at DKRZ is listed on rank 34 of the November issue of the TOP500 list. For now, Mistral is the third most powerful HPC system in Germany.

As the project coordinator, DKRZ provides information about the Centre of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe ESiWACE. At the DKRZ booth, visitors will also find information on the newly founded cooperation with JAMSTEC, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, and on the IEEE SCiVis Contest 2017 for visualizations of clouds and atmospheric processes.


With an interactive live demo at its booth, NVidia presents the newly developed IndeX plugin for ParaView, which enables interactive volume visualization of huge time dependent simulation data. The demonstration is based on results from a cloud-resolving atmospheric simulation for Germany that was carried out at DKRZ within the scope of the HD(CP)2 project. The extremely large data sets are visualized in parallel using 8 GPU nodes of DKRZ’s supercomputer “Mistral”. By using IndeX, the data can be interactively viewed and analyzed throughout all timesteps.

Dr. Julian Kunkel chairs two of the numerous Birds-of-Feather (BoF) sessions: on the 16th November focusing on "Analyzing Parallel I/O" and on 17th November on the issue of "The Virtual Institute for I/O and the IO-500". Furthermore he presents jointly with Eugen Betke and Jakob Lüttgau two posters at the poster exhibition of SC’16. Dr. Julian Kunkel and Christian Hovy jointly submitted the paper "Towards Automatic and Flexible Unit Test Generation for Legacy HPC Code" for the SE-HPCCSE16 workshop.


Weblink to the complete TOP500 list: http://www.top500.org/list/2016/11/