VSC 4: 8m € computing power for research

The VSC 4 supercomputer, which opened on 2 December 2019, is one of the world's top 100 computers. The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC), a successful model of inter-university cooperation, is now in its fourth round and also enables BOKU scientists to use a world-class supercomputer.

The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Iris Rauskala, Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research, and representatives of the members of the joint project: TU Vienna, University of Vienna, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, TU Graz and University of Innsbruck..

The VSC-4 breaks through the petaflop sound barrier for the first time in Austria. 2.7 petaflops (millions of billions of computing operations per second) are achieved by the VSC-4 in continuous operation. Thus, the VSC-4 currently ranks 93rd in the top 500 world rankings. The main financial support is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

The mainframe computer was already installed at the TU Vienna in the summer. The components come from Lenovo, the VSC-4 was installed by EDV-Design. Now all acceptance processes have been completed, all components are working, the entire performance of the VSC-4 is now available for scientific research.

Numerical Calculations (VSC, nona) at BOKU

Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC):