VSC Training and Education
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VSC-School @ TU Wien
announcement for 2019W [more...]

@VSC: Linux User Support

Dec 17, 2019 – every second Tuesday
@VSC: Introduction to Working on the VSC-3 Cluster

Austrian HPC Meeting 2020 – AHPC20

February 19-21, 2020, at IST Austria in Klosterneuburg, Austria – REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Dec 15, 2019 [more...]

PRACE – Call for Proposals

apply for HPC computing time: March 3 - April 28, 2020 – 21th CALL FOR PROJECTS [more...]
free online courses [more...]

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 2,800 compute nodes and a few special-purpose nodes such as GPUs. It is renowned for its innovative oil cooling and unparalleled energy efficiency.

Our new system VSC-4 is the most powerful supercomputer ever installed in Austria which is currently operated in a user test phase.

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 (


Austria is a member of PRACE

Austria has joined Opens external link in new windowPRACE the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe. This opens up new opportunities in the field of supercomputing for researchers and students in Austria.

PRACE – Call for Proposals (apply for HPC computing time)
Austria joined PRACE on 11 July 2018
Opens external link in new windowPRACE – The Scientific Case for Computing in Europe 2018-2026,               Opens external link in new windowTraining,   Opens external link in new windowfor Students
Opens external link in new windowPRACE in Austria (ACOnet),       Opens external link in new window"PRACE in Austria" mailing list,                Opens external link in new windowHPC Access

VSC Brochure 2019
NEW: with VSC-4 description

Forschungsprojekte am Vienna Scientific Cluster (german)

VIEW-ONLINE PDF: VSC Brochure 2019 – 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...]