Leibniz-Rechenzentrum

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LRZ 'twin cube', home of the SuperMUC. October 2012

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (German: Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities is a European supercomputing centre in Garching near Munich. Among other IT services, it provides supercomputer resources for research and access to the Munich Scientific Network (MWN); it is connected to the Deutsches Forschungsnetz with a 24 Gbit/s link. The LRZ operates SuperMUC, which was the fastest European supercomputer when it entered operation in 2012 and is currently ranked #14 in the Top500 list of the worlds fastest supercomputers[1].

The centre is named after Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. It was founded in 1962 by Hans Piloty and Robert Sauer as part of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the host for several world leading supercomputers (HLRB, HLRB-II, SuperMUC).

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Coordinates: 48°15′42″N 11°40′00″E / 48.26167°N 11.66667°E / 48.26167; 11.66667


  1. ^ "Top 500 list". TOP500.org. Retrieved 2014-12-12.