Leibniz-Rechenzentrum

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Building of HLRB II (left) and SuperMUC (right). June 2011

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. The centre provides supercomputer resources for research and access to the Munich Scientific Network (MWN); it is connected to the Deutsches Forschungsnetz with a 10 Gbit/s link. Since 2012, SuperMUC is available as the successor of the Höchstleistungsrechner Bayern II (HLRB II) supercomputer as the fastest European supercomputer and is ranked #10 in the Top500 list of the worlds fastest supercomputers.

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