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DKRZ Tech Talk: intake - taking the pain out of data access

Sep 23, 2020

Dear users,

it is our great pleasure to announce next week’s Tech Talk. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 15:15, Aaron Spring from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology will show how to use the python library intake on the mistral supercomputer for loading locally available and remote data.

Most climate science workflows start with data access. Especially when working with observations, handling and aligning of metadata is a tedious and repetetive exercise.
In the scientific python ecosystem, intake lets you access datasets from pre-defined catalogs and loads them with xarray and dask. The data handling for a multi-model CMIP6 comparison analysis takes only 5 minutes with intake.
- intake-esm on mistral
- intake-xarray for ICDC data: Catalog for Ocean data provided by Remon Sadikni
- intake-xarray for remote sources

Please find all details and the registration at


A brief outlook:
On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 15:15 Chistopher Kadow and Tobias Weigel will present the machine learning teams at DKRZ.
Future talks will be scheduled based on user requests and availability of speakers. You can find all information on past and upcoming talks at


Please find the link to the video of last weeks talk about applying for compute time and the WLA together with the notes from the Q&A at


Best regards,

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