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.
ACOnet and COVID-19:
The ACOnet team is working from the home office since March 16, 2020. Our availability has not changed, however. You can reach us Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00, CET; preferably by e-mail but also by phone (see contact information). In the case of an emergency you may also call us outside our office hours and leave a message. If necessary, we will call back swiftly.
netidee SCIENCE Call 2021
The netidee funding programme has started the new year with the fifth netidee SCIENCE Call. In cooperation with the FWF, the Internet Stiftung is once again funding research projects on the development of the Internet in Austria with a total of € 500,000. Applications for funding can be submitted until 12 April 2021.
ACOnet FileSender Upgrade
FileSender is a tool for transmitting large files via web browser. On 1 December 2020 a new version of ACOnet FileSender was put into operation. With the new system up to 30 files can be uploaded at once. The size limit per transfer has been increased to 250 GB.
net:art coordination center
Since 2013, ACOnet is engaged in the area of distributed performances / telematic music in real-time over high performance data networks. After three internationally successful multisite performances under the title net:art - near in the distance, the next step was to create the comprehensive website www.netart.cc - a platform that promotes interactive live streaming for e-learning and productions of the performing arts. The website offers an introduction to relevant technologies, documentations (videos, photos, info) of previous shows, concepts for new collaborations and links to international cooperation partners.