31. Jan 2024

Milestone in Climate and Weather Research: Weather and Climate Model ICON published under Open Source License

The scientific and research community in Germany and Switzerland is setting a milestone in climate and weather research: Since January 31, 2024, the renowned climate and weather model ICON has been made available to the public under an open source license. This groundbreaking step contributes to making science and scientific services more transparent. At the same time, it enables further scientific progress in an area from which society can particularly benefit in times of climate change.

3. Mar 2022

New High Performance Supercomputer starts its operation at DKRZ

Hamburg, March 3, 2022: Levante the new, fourth high-performance computing system for Earth system research (HLRE-4) will start its operation on March 3, 2022, at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in the first expansion stage. The supercomputer, which like its predecessor "Mistral" is provided by the company Atos, will quadruple the computing power at DKRZ with 14 PetaFLOPS.

22. Jun 2020

Atos boosts supercomputing performance at German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) by 5 with new BullSequana

Hamburg/Paris, 22. Juni 2020: Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has signed a new five-year contract with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) to supply a supercomputer based on its latest BullSequana XH2000 technology to increase DKRZ’s computing power by 5, compared to the currently operating high-performance computer “Mistral”, which was provided by Atos in 2015. The new systems will be available at the DKRZ from mid-2021.

7. Jul 2016

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

Hamburg, July 7th, 2016: 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.

12. Jul 2015

New Supercomputer at the German Climate Computing Center is now operational

Hamburg, 13th July 2015 - Bull, the Atos brand for its technology products and software, today announced that it has completed the first installation phase of the new supercomputer “Mistral” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), based on Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors. By 2016, when the supercomputer will operate at full capacity, it will provide 50 petabytes of storage - enough to store more than 10 million feature films - and perform three quadrillion calculations per second, making it one of the most powerful and at the same time energy efficient supercomputers worldwide used only for climate simulations.

12. May 2014

DKRZ and BULL sign the contract for HLRE-3

DKRZ chooses Bull for its first Petaflops-scale supercomputer and for cooperation on climate research in Germany, as part of an initial contract worth 26 million euro

23. Feb 2012

From the Past into the Future: New Climate Simulations for Science and Society

Hamburg, February 23, 2012 - Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) have carried out new climate simulations using MPI-M's new climate model. The results indicate that the two-degree target could still be achieved if carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced significantly. Within an international model intercomparison project, researchers were able to simulate the complex carbon cycle as well as vegetation dynamics in climate projections for the 21st century. In case of an increase in CO2 emissions the simulations suggest not only an increase in temperature but also a rapid progression of ocean acidification. Oceanic calcifying organisms will be particularly affected. In addition to long-term projections, more detailed climate predictions spanning the next ten years were performed for the first time. The new climate scenario simulations were carried out on DKRZ's supercomputer and occupied one quarter of its total computing capacity over a period of two years.

19. Jan 2011

Inauguration 2009

Hamburg, December 12, 2009 - The German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, and the First Mayor of Hamburg, Ole von Beust, inaugurated the world's most modern climate computing center in Hamburg with the start of the latest calculations for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The new climate computer “Blizzard” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) enables increasingly accurate computational projections of future climate change.

19. Jan 2011

A wind of change at DKRZ

Hamburg, May 04, 2009 - On May, 4th, Professor Dr. Thomas Ludwig took up his work as the scientific-technical director at DKRZ. Michael Truchseß was appointed as the new administrative director. A few days earlier the new high performance computing system “blizzard” started its regular computing service.