DKRZ - Partner for Climate Research

to provide high performance computing platforms, sophisticated and high capacity data management and superior service for premium climate science.

About us:

The German Climate Computing Center is a national service facility and a major partner for climate research. Our high performance computers, data storage and services form the central research infrastructure for simulation-based climate science in Germany.

High Performance Computer:

Climate simulations require high performance supercomputers and data storage systems. The systems at DKRZ are optimized for the data-intensive needs of climate science and rank among the largest systems employed for scientific computing worldwide.


DKRZ’s expert staff support climate scientists in the optimal utilization of the systems and offer a range of services around climate models, climate simulations and climate data: from support in carrying out climate simulations, through parallelization and optimization of the simulation programs, via management, storage and publication of the data, up to analysis and visualization of the simulation results.

Projects and Partners:

Cutting-edge research requires solid networks and strong partners. Get to know the partners and network and find out about the scientific topics handled with the support of DKRZ. DKRZ itself does not conduct climate research but is a partner in various scientific projects with the aim of further improving support for climate science.


Climate change and model-based climate projections are time and time again at the center of public attention. On this page, you will find a variety of media and information materials illustrating, among other things, the results of climate research obtained through the assistance of DKRZ and its high performance computers.


18. Sep

New Lead of Systems Department

On September 15, 2023, Carsten Schmitt (right in the picture) succeeds Ulf Garternicht as head of the systems department. DKRZ Managing Director Prof. Thomas Ludwig (on the left in the picture) congratulates and looks forward to a good cooperation.

11. Sep

New "Data Analysis" department headed by Dr. Christopher Kadow

A new "Data Analysis" department headed by Dr. Christopher Kadow started work at DKRZ on September 1, 2023. He will drive the development of the department, which deals with essential topics related to the analysis of climate simulations.

18. Jul

Berlin Summit for EVE: Digital Twins of the Earth

What is the regional impact of climate change? A "digital twin of the Earth" will help to better understand climate change and to adapt to unavoidable climate changes. From July 3-7, 2023, climate researchers collaborated with experts in AI, HPC, climate adaptation and risk management at the Berlin Summit to develop a concept for a new digital infrastructure called Earth Virtualization Engines (EVE). Among the 180 participants from 26 countries were also several Hamburg-based scientists - such as from the DKRZ, the Cluster of Excellence CLiCCS at the University of Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and the Climate Service Center Germany, GERICS.