On 1 December 2020 a new version of ACOnet FileSender will be put into operation. The service will therefore not be available from 20:00 to 24:00 CET. Already existing download links will continue to work after the changeover.


From October 2020, we will inform you several times a year via e-mail newsletter about current innovations, projects and dates (in German).


OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) has launched an open call specifically for projects in the field of Earth Observation Services. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2020, 09:00 CET.


We have slightly modified our logo. If you use the ACOnet logo on your website or in printed materials we kindly ask you to update it. The new logo is available in several formats at Media / Downloads.


The ACOnet CERT has a vacancy for an IT Security Analyst. You can find all the details in the Job Center of the University of Vienna.


PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and VSC (Vienna Scientific Cluster) currently offer a fast track review process for project applications related to COVID-19.


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.

OCRE: Open Call for Earth Observation Services


In October 2020, OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) has launched an open call specifically for Earth Observation Services. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2020, 09:00 CET. Two subsequent calls for projects are planned to open in February and July 2021 respectively.


European Open Science Cloud: Next steps


The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a trusted space for European researchers, is entering its second phase. In summer 2020, the EOSC Association was founded as the future legal entity of the European Open Science Cloud. Expressions of Interest to join the EOSC Association can already be submitted. Beside that, the first EOSC-Life Open Call for projects in the field of Digital Life Sciences is open until 22 December 2020.


ACOnet Annual Report 2019

Our Annual Report 2019 is only available in digital form for the time being. It offers an overview (in German) of infrastructural improvements and new services, reviews of last year's events, and informative guest contributions on projects of ACOnet participants. We wish you an interesting read! 

Some topics:

  • eduroam in the city: Klagenfurt
  • MANRS - Gute Manieren im Netz
  • Der Supercomputer VSC-4
  • Developing EOSC


net:art coordination center

© Peter Schober

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 - 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.