Established in 1987 under the support of the Federal Minister for Research and Technology (BMBF), DKRZ mainly provides state of the art high performance computing, data handling and visualization facilities for the German earth system research community.
DKRZ has a project to create and operate a national climate data base system, which is also hosted on the data server provided by NEC.
Later the archive was replicated at the IPCC Data Distribution Centre at the German Climate Computing Centre (Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum; DKRZ) in Hamburg for long-term preservation and access.
Collaborating partners in the federation include LLNL and other national laboratories, as well as international organizations such as DKRZ, the British Atmosphere Data Centre (BADC), and the University of Tokyo Centre for Climate System Research, to name only a few.
The German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ
) provided the computer hardware for the ECHAM6 simulation in the project "global high resolution climate reconstructions" which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).