Research infrastructures with TU Wien participation and external
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 the VSC-3, a throughput-oriented Linux cluster with about 2,800 compute nodes and a few special-purpose nodes. The VSC-3 is known above all for its innovative oil cooling and unparalleled energy efficiency. For more information visit: http://vsc.ac.at/.
EODC operates a virtualised, distributed earth observation (EO) data centre, providing collaborative IT infrastructure for archiving, processing, and distributing EO data. Together with multi-national partners from science, the public and private sectors, EODC fosters the use of satellite-derived geoinformation. The EODC framework offers
- Management and organization of collaborative software development processes for establishing fully automatic end-to-end EO data processing chains.
- Comprehensive competence in processing large volumes of EO data.
- Up-to-date technical infrastructure hosted at some of Europe’s most powerful computer processing environments for running data-intensive geoscientific models.
- Tailor-made, user-friendly solutions to exploit the benefit of satellite-derived information for the civil society (e.g. humanitarian non-governmental organisations or environmental agencies).
The EODC Cooperation Network consists of an open number of Cooperation Partners and Developers. TU Wien and ZAMG are Principal Cooperation Partners. More information at: https://www.eodc.eu/.
The Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) is a research network supported by Austria’s most important research institutions. It promotes climate research and climate impact research and fosters collaboration in and among those domains. The CCCA Data Centre as an operational department is responsible for the research data infrastructure to promote applicable data management for Austrian scientists and the Greater Alpine Region. The main objective is to provide a central climate data hub for models, climate scenarios as well as related research data and information services. The CCCA Data Centre considers data sharing principles and offers standardized data services for download, views and data analysing tools. We promote interoperability and collaboration between different science and research communities to raise awareness on climate change and serve as a central point for sharing knowledge and resources.
The Hardware facilities of the CCCA include highly available server clusters with a storage capacity of 1 PB as well as the connection to the VSC and own High Performance Computing resources. CCCA member institutions can store and publish research data but it can also use as internal data storage for research projects. For more information see: https://data.ccca.ac.at/
The public Forschungsinfrastruktur database of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) provides an overview of national research infrastructures. The database serves as an information platform and may be used to find and offer research infrastructures for new cooperation projects. For more information visit: https://forschungsinfrastruktur.bmbwf.gv.at/en.