Reinhard Budich

Department Climate Variability
Group Director's Research Group (CVR)
Position Group Leader
phone +49 40 41173-369
Room B 321

Strategic IT Partnerships


Being responsible for the strategic IT1-partnerships of MPI-M, I see it as my role to deal with strategic aspects of IT@MPI-M, especially in the context of software development and high performance computing aspects:

These are linked to external partners, since the major thrust of the institute I consider to be science (where it is rather independent), and not technology (where it needs partners). At the same time, (Information) technology is an indispensable part of the methods and tools of the institute.
As such, I assist the directorate in strategic IT issues. I take care of the institutes relationships to the German Climate Computing Centre DKRZ and the German Weather Service DWD . Funding for some of the institutes activities in the area of infrastructure software development stems from the European Commission and/or BMBF, currently the ACROSS, DESTINE, WARMWORLD projects.
Last but not least I feel responsible for the preparation of licenses and contracts in this context. Recently, the MPI-M has adopted an open source policy regarding software development at the institute, please contact me for further details. The Contributor License Agreement (CLA) and the corresponding Software Policy (SWP) can be downloaded by clicking on them.
In an earlier life, I also was master user of the atmosphere department: Please turn to in case you have questions regarding these matters.


  • Lawrence, B., Rezny, M., Budich, R., Bauer, P., Behrens, J., Carter, M., Deconinck, W., Ford, R., Maynard, C., Mullerworth, S., Osuna, C., Porter, A., Serradell, K., Valcke, S., Wedi, N. & Wilson, S. (2018). Crossing the chasm: how to develop weather and climate models for next generation computers?. Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 1799-1821. doi:10.5194/gmd-11-1799-2018 [publisher-version]
  • Müller, W., Jungclaus, J., Mauritsen, T., Baehr, J., Bittner, M., Budich, R., Bunzel, F., Esch, M., Ghosh, R., Haak, H., Ilyina, T., Kleinen, T., Kornblueh, L., Li, H., Modali, K., Notz, D., Pohlmann, H., Roeckner, E., Stemmler, I., Tian, F. & Marotzke, J. (2018). A higher-resolution version of the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM 1.2 - HR). Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 1383 -1413. doi:10.1029/2017MS001217 [publisher-version]
  • André, J.-C., Aloisio, G., Biercamp, J., Budich, R., Joussaume, S., Lawrence, B. & Valcke, S. (2014). High-performance computing for climate modeling. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, ES97-ES100. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00098.1 [publisher-version]
  • Georgi, A., Budich, R., Meeres, Y., Sperber, R. & Hérenger, H. (2014). An integrated SDN architecture for application driven networking. International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements, 7, 103-114. [publisher-version]
  • Riedel, M., Wittenburg, P., Reetz, J., van de Sanden, M., Rybicki, J., von St Vieth, B., Fiameni, G., Mariani, G., Michelini, A., Cacciari, C., Elbers, W., Broeder, D., Verkerk, R., Erastova, E., Lautenschlager, M., Budich, R., Thiemann, H., Coveney, P., Zasada, S., Haidar, A., Buechner, O., Manzano, C., Memon, S., Memon, S., Helin, H., Suhonen, J., Lecarpentier, D., Koski, K. & Lippert, T. (2013). A data infrastructure reference model with applications: Towards realization of a ScienceTube vision with a data replication service. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 4: 1. doi:10.1186/1869-0238-4-1 [publisher-version]
  • Budich, R. (2011). Network-based approaches to climate knowledge discovery: Climate Knowledge Discovery Workshop, Hamburg, Germany, 30 March to 1 April 2011. EOS, Trans. American Geophysical Union, 92(47), 425-425. doi:10.1029/2011EO470007 [publisher-version]
  • Easterbook, S., Edwards, P., Balaji, V. & Budich, R. (2011). Guest Editors' Introduction: Climate Change - Science and Software. IEEE Software, 28, 32-35. doi:10.1109/MS.2011.141
  • Brasseur, G., Budich, R. & Komen, G. (2004). Das Programm for Integrated System Modelling (PRISM) und das European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES). DMG-Mitteilungen, 2004(2), 13-14. [publisher-version]
  • Brasseur, G., Budich, R. & Komen, G. (2003). The Program for Integrated Earth System Modelling (PRISM) and the European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES). Exchanges: Newsletter of the Climate Variability and Predictability Programme (CLIVAR), 8 (4), 18-19. [publisher-version]
  • Böning, C. & Budich, R. (1992). Eddy dynamics in a primitive equation model: Sensitivity to horizontal resolution and friction. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 22, 361-381. doi:10.1175/1520-0485(1992)022<0361:EDIAPE>2.0.CO;2 [publisher-version]
  • Böning, C. & Budich, R. (1991). Seasonal transport variation in the western subtropical North-Atlantic: Eperiments with an eddy-resolving model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 21, 1271-1289. doi:10.1175/1520-0485(1991)021<1271:STVITW>2.0.CO;2 [publisher-version]

  • Balaji, V., Redler, R. & Budich, R. (Eds.). (2013). Earth system modelling 4 : IO and postprocessing. Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36464-8
  • Hiller, W., Budich, R. & Redler, R. (Eds.). (2013). Earth system modelling 6: ESM data archives in the times of the grid. Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37244-5
  • Puri, K., Redler, R. & Budich, R. (Eds.). (2013). Earth system modelling 1: Recent developments and projects. Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36597-3
  • Bonaventura, L., Redler, R. & Budich, R. (Eds.). (2012). Earth system modelling 2: Algorithms, code infrastructure and optimization. Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23830-7
  • Ford, R., Riley, G., Redler, R. & Budich, R. (Eds.). (2012). Earth system modelling 5: Tools for configuring, building and running models. Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23932-8
  • Valcke, S., Redler, R. & Budich, R. (Eds.). (2012). Earth system modelling 3: Coupling software and strategies. Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23360-9

  • Budich, R. & Funk, M. (2023). Software licensing and copyright policy for research software CODE@MPI-M. doi:10.17617/2.3488847 [any-fulltext]
  • Budich, R. & Funk, M. (2022). Contributor license agreement. [any-fulltext]
  • Georgi, A., Budich, R., Meeres, Y., Sperber, R. & Hérenger, H. (2013). An integrated SDN architecture for applications relying on huge, geographically dispersed datasets. In INFOCOMP 2013 : The Third International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation (pp.129-134). International Academy, Research, and Industry Association. [publisher-version]
  • Budich, R., Giorgetta, M., Jungclaus, J., Redler, R. & Reick, C. (2010). The MPI-M Millennium Earth System Model: An Assembling Guide for the COSMOS Configuration. [publisher-version]
  • Valcke, S., Budich, R., Carter, M., Guilyardi, E., Foujols, M.-A., Lautenschlager, M., Redler, R., Steenman-Clark, L. & Wedi, N. (2006). The PRISM software framework and the OASIS coupler. In Hollis, A. & Karito , A. (Eds.), Proceedings of the eighteenth annual BMRC Modelling Workshop 'The Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) - challenges and opportunities' [publisher-version]
  • Guilyardi, E., Budich, R. & Valcke, S. (2003). PRISM and ENES: A European approach to earth system modelling. In Zwieflhofer, W. & Kreitz, N. (Eds.), Realizing teracomputing: Proc. of the tenth ECMWF workshop on the use of high performance computing in meteorology (pp.146-164). New Jersey u.a.: World Scientific.
  • (2003). PRISM System Specification Handbook. PRISM Report Series, 1. [publisher-version]