VSC Training and Education
(link with all courses in spring 2018) NEXT COURSES SEE BELOW:
VSC Training Course: Introduction to Working on the VSC-3 Cluster
Mar 22, '18 – FULLY BOOKED Apr 23, '18 – REGISTRATION OPEN
VSC School Seminar: Simulating solids with WIEN2k
VSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI

PRACE – Call for Proposals

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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 ( 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 (

VSC Brochure 2018

Forschungsprojekte am Vienna Scientific Cluster (german)

VIEW-ONLINE PDF: VSC Brochure 2018 – Forschungsprojekte (german)

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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...]