Vienna Scientific Cluster 5 (VSC 5)

Vienna University of Technology

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Short Description

VSC-5 is a high-performance computer. It is a cluster consisting of 770 individual computers. The individual computers (nodes) are connected to each other and to a file system via a high-performance network. Each node has 2 AMD processors, each with 64 cores and 512 to 2048 GB main memory. 60 nodes are additionally equipped with 2 graphics processors (GPUs) NVIDIA A100 each. The system is essentially operated in batch mode, but also has interactive access.

The system is equipped with an extensive software package which, in addition to a number of application programs, contains the necessary tools for the development and optimization of parallel programs. Access is possible for users from all areas of research. An extensive course program and a hotline via e-mail are offered to support users.

Contact Person

Dr. Ernst Haunschmid

Research Services

Provision of resources in the field of high performance computing for all scientific fields.

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

VSC-5 is available to all employees of the participating universities who need an efficient infrastructure for high-performance computing. In addition to the classic applications from (theoretical) physics and chemistry, meteorology, life sciences (bioinformatics), computationally intensive applications and simulations are increasingly used in almost all research areas. The VSC team (organizational unit VSC Research Center E057-09) operates the system and supports the users. An extensive course program and a hotline via e-mail are offered to support users.

Ansprechperson der TU Wien
Dr. Ernst Haunschmid Solutions

Ansprechperson der Universität Wien
Christian Kracher
Universität Wien

Ansprechperson der TU Graz
Dr. Manfred Stepponat
TU Graz - Zentraler Informatikdienst
+43 316 873 6890

Ansprechperson der Universität Innsbruck
Michael Redinger BA, MA
Universität Innsbruck - Zentraler Informatikdienst
+43 512 507 23000

Ansprechperson der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Dr. Andreas Schildberger
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - BOKU-IT
+43 1 47654-39001
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University of Vienna
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
University of Innsbruck
Graz University of Technology
University of Graz
Montanuniversität Leoben
University Klagenfurt
Medical University of Vienna
Medical University of Innsbruck
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST)
Central European University (CEU)
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
eurac research Bozen-Bolzano
Materials Center Leoben
AC2T research GmbH (AC2T)
Earth Observation Data Center
Complexity Science Hub
A2C2 Virtual Vehicle
List of poblications of VSC projects