Scientific Computing at AWI's computing center focuses on different topics of high performance computing and related data handling. In collaboration with other research groups from the research divisions of AWI, we work at the interface of algorithmic developments and real applications.

Research Topics

Data Assimilation

Our research in data assimilation focuses on ensemble-based algorithms. The Parallel Data Assimilation Framework - PDAF - is used to test new algorithms and to perform data assimilation with realistic models, e.g. to improve estimates of the ocean state. PDAF is also distributed as free open-source software.

High-Performance Computing and Data processing

We support the ever growing avctivities in earth system modelling by giving support in the field of high performance computing (HPC). In particular for numerical model development we operate together with the SYSTEMS branch local high performace computers for all research groups at AWI, and we provide consulting in the use of high-performance resources (DKRZ, BremHLR, JSC).

As an ocean model "in a nut-shell" the Tsunami simulation code TsunAWI serves as testbed for new implementation technolgies and optimization approaches. TsunAWI is used operationally in the Tsunami Early Warning System in Indonesia and, at the same time, is used in scientific projects.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Frickenhaus

Deputy Head
Dr. Bernadette Fritzsch

Heike Lipka-Nixdorf