Scientific Computing

We support our scientists for any scientific computing needs they may have.

Our main service is the High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster we operate on campus. Beside its maintenance, we provide assistance to set up best practice solutions for scientific software, applications, and hardware. This includes also access to external resources, for example the Vienna Scientific Cluster, a supercomputer cluster dedicated to academic and research institutes in Austria and Europe.

Beyond that we also provide assistance to overcome your bioinformatics challenges, covering data analysis, consultancy, and development of tailor-made solutions.

Over and above, we aim to be the first point of contact for all members of IST Austria, which seek to make use of computing to enhance their scientific routines.


Please address any questions to our main contact email address:

As a cluster user, you’re automatically subscribed to the mailinglist , if not please do so via: SciComp will announce important information for cluster users (updates, new software, downtimes, etc.) via this list.

To communicate between cluster users and interested users, we created a channel on our chat-system:, which can also be subscribed via email. Feel free to join and ask your questions/present your solution to the community.


  • Our HPC cluster


  • Support for HPC cluster usage
    • Installation issues
    • Software solutions
    • Hardware solutions
    • Training
  • Bioinformatics
    • Data analysis
    • Tool development
    • Training


You’ll find the Documentation to use our services and equipment in our dedicated handbook for novice user, and more generally within the SciComp and IT documentation.


Dear users of Scientific Computing, please acknowledge us (and/or other facilities) in your publications:

This research was supported by the Scientific Service Units (SSU) of IST Austria through resources provided by Scientific Computing (SciComp), the Life Science Facility (LSF) and the XYZ Facility (xxx).