• Leibniz Computing Center (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, LRZ)
    Booth R0869
    Helmut Heller, heller@lrz.de

      The Leibniz Computing Center (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences is one of Germany's national centers for technical and scientific high-performance supercomputing and also the regional computing center for the universities in Munich and Bavaria. The Competence Network for Technical and Scientific High Performance Computing in Bavaria (KONWIHR) enlarges the deployment of HPC technology through research and development projects. Since the beginning of 2000, the LRZ has been running Europe's fastest supercomputer, a Hitachi SR8000-F1, with a peak CPU performance of 1.3 TFlop/s and 928 GB memory. The machine will soon be upgraded to 2 TFlop/s. The usage of the system as either an MPP or as a hybrid shared memory system will be demonstrated with several applications exploiting such unique features as pseudo-vectorization and automatic parallelization. Grid technology may be used to steer these applications. We also demonstrate tools to monitor performance, profile user activities, and supervise such a large-scale system.