Introduction to Levante

The HPC-system ‘Levante’ is a BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer using the 3rd generation of AMD EPYC CPUs (Milan), NVIDIA A100 GPUs, and a 130 Petabyte DDN filesystem. For access to Levante you need to be a member in at least one active HLRE project, have a valid user account, and accept DKRZ’s Guidelines for the use of information-processing systems of the Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH (DKRZ).


Levante is not yet fully available. Please check regularly which limitations to expect.

Schedule for installation

There will be an overlap with Mistral (at least for 3 months). The planings are:



started in July 2021

operational readiness

December 14, 2021

early access

beginning December 23, 2021

general availability (with limited number of resources)

February 15, 2022

full availability (except GPU-nodes)

March 03, 2022

extension with GPU-nodes

May-June 2022

Decommisioning of Mistral

May 31, 2022 (planned)