The annual "Safer Internet Day" takes place worldwide on February 11th. The whole of February is "Safer Internet Action Month" in Austria. You will also find extensive information material on the subject of "Safer Internet" on the ISPA website.


On February 28, 2020, a DNSSEC workshop will be held at the University of Vienna.


Three videos give answers to important questions about the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).


The new VSC-4 system of the "Vienna Scientific Cluster" was officially put into operation on December 2, 2019 and is now available for Austrian researchers. With a capacity of 2.7 petaflops, VSC-4 is currently one of the 100 fastest supercomputers in the world.


Welcome to ACOnet!

ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture. It is operated by the Vienna University Computer Center, in co-operation with other universities in Austria.

ACOnet provides a nation-wide fibre optic backbone with high-performance access to international academic networks via GÉANT, as well as to the Internet. Furthermore, ACOnet offers its members various target-group-specific services to support research projects and communities.

PRACE training opportunities: Register now

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) offers two free training opportunities in the area of High Performance Computing (HPC) in the coming months:

  • The PRACE Winter School 2020 on the subject of "GPU programming with CUDA" addresses researchers from all scientific fields and will be held at the University of Innsbruck from 9 to 12 March, 2020. Registration is open until 23 February, 2020.

  • Late-stage undergraduate and Master's students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2020 programme, to be held in July and August 2020 at various locations around Europe.
    Application deadline: 26 February 2020

Details about PRACE

net:art coordination center reloaded

© Peter Schober

Since 2013, ACOnet has been committed in the field of net:art - multi-site performances in real time via high-speed networks and specific low latency technologies. In order to promote the exchange of experience and knowledge within the community, ACOnet has also launched the net:art coordination center some time ago. Thanks to the friendly support of Kapsch, this initiative can now be presented on a new, comprehensive website.

We invite you to explore the website Take a look at the documentation of our past productions, enjoy the videos and photo galleries and follow the progress of our ambitious new project "aaron's law"!