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Piz Daint is a world leader

After an extensive hardware upgrade at the end of last year, the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint is now the most powerful mainframe computer outside Asia. With a peak performance in excess of 20 petaflops, it will enable pioneering research in Switzerland and Europe. C2SM partners rank under the top users of Piz Daint in the field of weather and climate research. Read more 


SGM-C2SM Weather & Climate Communication Media Workshop

The Swiss Society of Meteorology (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Meteorologie (SGM)) and the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) are organising the SGM-C2SM Media and Climate Communication Workshop 2017. Read more 


New supercomputers allow convection-resolving climate simulations

ETH scientists perform a Pan-European climate simulation using a computational mesh fine enough to simulate thunderstorms and rain showers. Read more 


Two job vacancies as Scientific Software Developers

Together with the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss and the Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory (SPCL) we are searching for two Scientific Software Developers. Read more 


Starkniederschläge besser regional voraussagen

Eine Studie entschlüsselt, weshalb Starkniederschläge nicht überall gleich stark zunehmen. Sie legt damit einen Grundstein für verbesserte regionale Klimavorhersagen. Read more 


16th Swiss Climate Summer School "High-resolution climate: observations, models and projections", 3 – 8 September 2017. Registration is closed. More info for participants, speakers, and workshop leaders now available here.


Research projects under the umbrella of C2SM investigate the climate system and its components at various spatio-temporal scales.


C2SM provides support in several aspects, including climate modeling, scientific visualization, climate data, and activities related to outreach and education.

 Animation of tropical cyclone damage
Prof. David N. Bresch discussing (during a Werkstattgespräch recording) an animation showing asset damage caused by tropical cyclones. (click on the image to watch the video on Vimeo)


C2SM contributes to the organisation of summer schools and master programs, and provides technical training in areas related to climate modeling and data.

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