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Deutsches Klimarchenzentrum GmbH

DKRZ, the German Climate Computing Centre, provides state-of-the-art supercomputing and data service infrastructure to the German and the international climate research community. More than 1000 national and international scientific users use the technical infrastructure of DKRZ to generate, process, analyze and visualize of huge amounts of data in the context of climate research.

As important as providing the infrastructure for research, DKRZ delivers general user support and specific support for problems related to scientific computing: here DKRZ benefits from its role as acknowledged HPC expert especially in the field of code optimization and parallelization and participates in many national and international projects.

Role in the project

In ESiWACE, DKRZ coordinats the project in WP5 (Coordination). This includes the scientific and administrative responsibility for the work of the consortium.

Moreover, DKRZ will co-lead WP1 (Governance) and WP4 (Exploitability), work packages, that benefit from the role of DKRZ as interface between scientific and technical communities.

Apart from this, DKRZ will contribute to WP2 (Scalability) and WP3 (Usability). 

Names of the colleagues involved

Dr. Joachim Biercamp (coordinator), Dr. Kerstin Fieg, Chiara Bearzotti, Prof. Thomas Ludwig, Dr. Julian Kunkel, Dr. Kerstin Ronneberger, Dr. Panagiotis Adamidis, Dr. hendryk Bockelmann, Sonja Kempe, Katja Brendt

Relevant infrastructure and services available for climate & weather

DKRZ operates MISTRAL, one of the largest supercomputers in Germany with more than 3000 bullx B700 DLC compute nodes (ca 100.000 cores), a Lustres file system with more than 50 PetaBytes disc storage and 3 PetaFLOPS peak performance (summer 2016).

With respect to data services DKRZ operates the ICSU World Data Center Climate with more than 550 TB fully documented climate data and field-based data access. DKRZ is a non-profit and non-commercial limited company and participates in many national and international projects related to climate modeling.


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EGU 2019 Apr 07, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 — Vienna (AT)
EXDCI-2 workshop on High Performance Data Analytics May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019 — Poznan (PL)
ISC 2019 Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019 — Frankfurt (DE)
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