The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre is part of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BADW). The BADW-LRZ is a member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, the alliance of the three national supercomputing centres in Germany and a central site for large scale data archiving and backup. It has been an active player in the area of high performance computing for over 20 years and offers computing power on several levels.
LRZ is a major player in several European founded Grid projects, like DEISA/DEISA2 and PRACE. LRZ is operating a Tier-2 centre for the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid within the LCG-Project. It is also a member of the German nationwide Grid called D-Grid. LRZ's compute and visualization resources can be accessed through Globus, UNICORE, and gLite. LRZ staff has had leading roles in the EU projects EGEE, EGEE-2 and EGI_DS and is thus well prepared to lead and contribute to the IGE project.