HPC Cluster in Austria

Here is a preliminary list of HPC clusters which are located in Austria.

LiSC

Cube operates specialized high-performance computing infrastructure for bioinformatics and computational life science. The main difference to larger, generic computing facilities, such as the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) is the equipment with a rich, flexible and up-to-date bioinformatics software repository and the availability of major biological databases on-site. This installation allows typical users to analyse their data without any software installation, just by using the pre-installed tools and databases. Our infrastructure is friendly to non-specialists, and can be used for data analysis as well as method development and evaluation. For more information and a personal user account please contact CUBE. The Life Science Compute Cluster (LiSC) is a medium-sized compute cluster on PC basis. It consists of head nodes for job testing and submission, compute nodes and a storage cluster. In total the LiSC provides about 800 CPU cores, 800 TB storage space and up to 1 TB RAM per node. Copies of all relevant biological databases (such as NCBI nt and nr) are available as local copies on high-speed disks in all compute nodes. The LiSC storage is configured as redundant NFS clusters, operated in active-active configurations.

(Life Science Compute Cluster)

Operator: CUBE, Dept. of Microbiology & Ecosystem Science, Uni Wien

Hardware: 1104 cores, up to 1.1TB RAM (avg. 128-320GB), ~0.5PB storage

Software: ~280 boinformatics specific programs

Homepage: LiSC

Helpdesk: LiSC Helpdesk

Wiki: LiSC Wiki

Contact: contact.cube@univie.ac.at

VSC-4

(Vienna Scientific Cluster)

VSC-4 is the most powerful supercomputer ever installed in Austria, reaching a performance (Rmax) of 2.7 PFlop/s, with the theoretical peak performance Rpeak being 3.7 PFlop/s. The new system consists of 790 water cooled nodes (Lenovo SD650), each with two Intel Skylake Platinum 8174 processors with 24 cores, interconnected with 100 Gbit/s OmniPath.

Operator: VSC Consortium

Hardware: 37,920 cores, infiniband interconnect, up to 106,368 GByte RAM (avg. 96GB), 640GB SSD storage per node

Software: a few boinformatics specific programs

Homepage: VSC

Helpdesk: VSC-4 Helpdesk

Wiki: https://wiki.vsc.ac.at

Contact: https://service.vsc.ac.at

VSC-3

(Vienna Scientific Cluster)

Operator: VSC Consortium

Hardware: 32000 cores, infiniband interconnect, up to 1.5TB RAM (avg. 64GB), 1-2PB storage

Software: a few boinformatics specific programs

Homepage: VSC

Helpdesk: VSC-3 Helpdesk

Wiki: https://wiki.vsc.ac.at

Contact: https://service.vsc.ac.at

Innsbruck computer facility

The facility comprises bioinformatic software tools for the analysis and interpretion of high throughput data, pipelines for deep sequencing applications, imaging data analysis, gene expression data analysis (Microarrays, RNAseq), pathway, network, and regulatory sequence analyses and many more.

Operator: Medical University of Innsbruck

Hardware: 504 cores, 16TB RAM, 2.3 PB storage

Software: a few boinformatics specific programs

Homepage: Ibk computer facility

LEO4

LEO4 is a high performance compute cluster of the ZID (IT-Center) at the University of Innsbruck, operated in close cooperation with the Research Area Scientific Computing.

Operator: ZID University of Innsbruck

Hardware: 1344 cores, 4.9TB (avg. 64GB) RAM, 147TB storage

Software: a few boinformatics specific programs

Homepage: LEO4