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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 [de] (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 #40 in the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers.[1]

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


  1. ^ "Top 500 list". TOP500.org. Retrieved 2017-09-14.

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