The VSC-infrastructure consists of two layers. The central Tier-1 infrastructure is designed to run large parallel jobs. It also contains a small accelerator testbed to experiment with upcoming technologies. The Tier-2 layer runs the smaller jobs, is spread over a number of sites, is closer to users and more strongly embedded in the campus networks. The Tier-2 clusters are also interconnected and integrated with each other.
This infrastructure is accessible to all scientific research taking place in Flemish universities and public research institutes. In some cases a small financial contribution is required. Industry can use the infrastructure for a fee to cover the costs associated with this.
Central infrastructure for large parallel compute jobs and an experimental accelerator system.
An integrated distributed infrastructure for smaller supercomputing jobs with varying hardware needs.
Project access Tier-1
A programme to get a compute time allocation on the Tier-1 supercomputers based on an scientific project with evaluation.
Tier-1 starting grant
A programme to get a free allocation on the Tier-1 supercomputer to perform the necessary tests to prepare a regular Tier-1 project application.