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LRZ - Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Garching

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The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ) is located on the Research Campus Garching near Munich. It counts about 170 staff members and provides IT services and support for academia and industry for well over 100,000 customers. Its vast IT expertise combined with its long history of close collaboration with the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) leads to synergies in common research goals and in solution-driven research with supercomputing.

The center features a world-class supercomputing platform and operates an example par excellence of supercomputing buildings, designed to allow the running of HPC systems in an extremely energy-efficient way. LRZ’s supercomputing infrastructure prides itself to be of versatile usability. Thus research activities at the Garching centre have expanded from an earlier focus on solving problems in physics and fluid dynamics to a wealth of scientific fields, ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to medicine and bioinformatics, from astrophysics to geophysics and more.

Apart from scientific supercomputing and IT management LRZ also is a nation-wide competence center for data communication networks, collaborating with other scientific institutions and industrial partners within a number of pilot projects.

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