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High Performance Computer for Climate Research in Hamburg

Agreement on long-term financing of DKRZ's climate computer signed

News from the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), the Helmholtz Association, the Max Planck Society and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

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(from left to right): Katharina Fegebank, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, Olaf Scholz, Prof. Dr. Dr. Otmar D. Wiestler, Prof. Jochem Marotzke and Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig. Photo: Jana Meyer, DKRZ

Today the First Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, the president of the Helmholtz Association, Prof. Dr. Dr. Otmar D. Wiestler, and the president of the Max Planck Society, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, signed a long-term financing agreement for the high performance computer at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ).

Previously, funding for the new high performance computer was renegotiated every five years. With this agreement, the signatories have pledged to assure that DKRZ has a state-of-the-art supercomputer: In the future, 45 percent of the funding will be provided by the Helmholtz Association, 40 percent by the Max Planck Society and 15 percent by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Based on this agreement, 45 million euro will be provided for the next climate supercomputer, which is planned to start operations in the year 2020.

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