DKRZ offers its users a comprehensive hard and software infrastructure, specifically customized for complex experiments with numerical models of the climate system. Earth system research requires a well-balanced system, consisting of specialized powerful components for computation, storage as well as analysis and visualization of the resulting data.

Supercomputer

HLRE-4 "Levante" is the workhorse of climate research in Germany.

Data Archive

Archive system consisting of 8 tape libraries, at total of 60 tape drives and room for 77,000 magnetic tapes.

GPU Nodes

A dedicated GPU partition of the supercomputer Mistral for visualization, data analysis and machine learning.

Data Management

Specialized data management servers for data processing and data dissemination.

Network

Powerful network connections are mandatory for a climate data center.

Computer History

During its more than 30 years of history, DKRZ has installed, operated and replaced several generations of supercomputers.