Welcome to VSC – Vienna Scientific Cluster

The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) is a collaboration of several Austrian universities that provides supercomputer resources and corresponding services to their users.

The current flagship of the VSC family is VSC-3. Installed in 2014, it is a throughput-oriented general-purpose Linux cluster with approximately 2,000 compute nodes and a few special-purpose nodes such as GPUs. It is renowned for its innovative oil cooling and unparalleled energy efficiency.

The predecessor system, VSC-2, is operational since 2011 and may still be suitable for some types of jobs.

Information about getting access to VSC and a list of member universities can be found in the main menu at Access.


VSC Research Center

The VSC Research Center operates together with the Information Technology Solutions (TU.it) of TU Wien the VSC supercomputer clusters and supports users of the systems. The VSC Research Center is a joint operation of the VSC partner universities and is, from a point of view of organization, attached to the TU Wien.

The center is devoted to facilitate the use of high performance computing (HPC) clusters, especially with a view of efficiency. [read more about the activities of the VSC Research Center]

The VSC School Seminar is our Training and Education program (http://vsc.ac.at/training).


Tunable metal-insulator transition by application of an electric field in Ag2BiO3. [He/Franchini]

VSC Success Stories

Nature Communications Paper:
Controlling quantum interactions in a single material

Performing computer simulations on the Vienna Scientific Cluster an international team led by Cesare Franchini (University of Vienna) has demonstrated that a tunable metal-insulator transition is possible in a single material. [read more...]