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.


Process Coordination (all genders)

Subject to funding approval by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, we offer in the national ESM support team a position as ...


5. Oct

Nobel Prize in Physics for Prof. Klaus Hasselmann, co-founder and long-time scientific director of DKRZ!

For his contributions to the physical modeling of the Earth's climate, the quantification of natural variability, and the reliable prediction of global warming, Prof. Klaus Hasselmann, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and scientific director of DKRZ from 1987-1999, receives the Nobel Prize 2021 in Physics jointly with Syukuro Manabe (USA) and Giorgio Parisi (Italy).

22. Sep

FAIR data for the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report

In the recently published first part of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), data documentation has been significantly improved compared to previous reports.

21. Sep

A virtual laboratory for the MOSAiC data

The new project "M-VRE: The MOSAiC - Virtual Research Environment" aims to make it easier for researchers to use and analyze data from MOSAiC, the largest Arctic research expedition to date (09/2019-10/2020).