The 21st meeting on "Arts, Culture and IT" will be held on October 14, 2020 at mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien.


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.


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.


RIPE Atlas is a global network of probes that measure internet connectivity and reachability. Atlas probes are now also available as a software package.


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.

Join our team!

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The ACOnet/VIX team is planning to renew its technical infrastructure and is therefore looking for two additional employees. For details please see the corresponding job ads in the Job Center of the University of Vienna:
IT Network Administrator (in German)
IT System Administrator (in German)

There is also a position available at the ACOnet CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team):
IT Security Analyst (in German)

We offer a very good team spirit, challenging tasks and a high level of creative freedom. If you are qualified, reliable and committed, we look forward to receiving your application!

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, CEST; 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.

net:art coordination center reloaded

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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"!