German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ)

The “Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum” (DKRZ) is a non-profit and non-commercial limited company with four shareholders: the Max Planck Society, the City of Hamburg (represented by the University of Hamburg), the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht, and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven.

As a national service provider, DKRZ operates a supercomputer center to enable climate simulation and provides the scientific users with the technical infrastructure needed for processing and analysis of climate data. This also includes support for related application software, advice, and support in data processing issues.

The users from the MPG come primarily from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz as well as the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena.