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.


27. Sep

Climate change - simply explaination for young scientists

In September 2023, school classes will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge on the topics of climate, climate change and sustainability at two parallel events - the Hamburg Student Congress and the educational program Wetter.Wasser.Waterkant.

25. Sep

New Director of ESMO IPO at DKRZ

Dr. Fanny Adloff is starting on October 1, 2023 as the director of the new WCRP International Project Office (IPO) for Earth System Modeling and Observations (ESMO) Core Project.

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.