BADW-LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, LRZ) is an institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BADW) and functions as the IT service provider for Munich’s universities and a growing number of scientific institutions in the greater Munich area and in the state of Bavaria. The Centre is a front-runner in High-Performance Computing (HPC), both nationally and internationally. It supports outstanding research and education in various scientific domains by providing stable, professional, reliable, secure, and energy-efficient IT services based on the latest IT technologies.
BADW-LRZ, within the scope of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), operates SuperMUC-NG, a leadership class supercomputer with 311,040 x86 cores and a peak performance of 26.9 PFlop/s, as well as a number of general purpose and specialized clusters, including a Intel Xeon Phi Cluster which is 100% warm water cooled for energy efficiency (CooLMUC-3). Realsing such innovative systems with partners, LRZ is an active member of the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group (EEHPCWG) and leads the Energy Efficiency Working Group of the ETP4HPC . Operating one of the PRACE Tier-0 machines, BADW-LRZ is a major player on the European level. It is a member of the European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing (ETP4HPC) and participates in the European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI2). BADW-LRZ has substantially contributed to the development and operation of the European e-Infrastructures such as PRACE and GÉANT and has constantly been involved in various EU-funded projects since FP6. In these projects, BADW-LRZ has acted in various roles taking over such different tasks as hardware design and operation (Mont-Blanc, DEEP, PRACE); application enabling (DEEP-ER), ICT research (AutoTune, GN3) and development (VERCE), training (PRACE). education (DRIHM), communication and dissemination (DEEP projects) and project management and coordination (IGE).