High performance computing (HPC)
High performance computing includes all computing work that requires higher computing power or storage capacity. High performance computers are designed for parallel processing and are usually organised in clusters. A key application of high performance computers is scientific computing in the fields of meteorology, astrophysics and particle physics, materials science, systems biology, genetics, quantum chemistry and fluid mechanics.
TU.it offers the following HPC services:
- HPC cluster for flow dynamics and finite elements (research)
- HPC servers for flow dynamics and finite elements (teaching)
- HPC clusters for big data applications in the data lab
Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC)
The Vienna Scientific Cluster is an association of several Austrian universities which offers its users access to a supercomputer. Currently, that supercomputer is a VSC-3, a throughput-oriented Linux cluster with about 2,800 nodes and some special nodes. The VSC-3 is best known for its innovative oil cooling and high energy efficiency.