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The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) - User Documentation

Access to the VSC suite of high performance computers is granted on the basis of peer-reviewed projets which, beside scientific excellence, can demonstrate the need for extremely large computational resources. Projects can be requested via the project application assistant.


The VSC-3 is a HPC system installed in 2014 by ClusterVision. It consists of about 2.000 nodes, with 2 processors each (Intel Xeon E5-2650v2, 2.6 GHz and 8 cores), connected with a Intel QDR-80 high speed network. The cooling infrastructure is the oil based CarnotJet provided by Green Revolution Cooling. It ranked #85 in the TOP-500 and #86 in the Green-500 lists in November 2014.


The VSC-2 is a HPC system which was installed by MEGWARE Computer, Chemnitz, Germany. It consists of 1.314 nodes, with 2 processors each (AMD Opteron 6132 HE, 2.2 GHz and 8 cores).

The hardware installation of the VSC-2 at the Arsenal 'object 214' was completed in May 2011 and ranked #56 in the June 2011 issue of TOP500 Supercomputing (rank 77 in November 2011 and rank 117 in June 2012).


The VSC 1 was set up in 2009 with an investment of almost 2 Mio. Euro. It was located in the “Freihaus” (Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10) of the Vienna University of Technology and ranked #156 in the November 2009 issue of TOP500 Supercomputing (rank 443 in November 2011).

VSC-1 was decommissioned in April 2015.


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