Science IT currently provides the following computational facilities to researchers at the University of Zurich.

  • The ScienceCloud IaaS cloud computing infrastructure, for the creation of ephemeral private computing infrastructures and experimentation with new computing paradigms.
  • ScienceCluster, a centrally managed multi-purpose cluster that provides access to multiple CPU and GPU partitions running on ScienceCloud.
  • The Piz Daint supercomputer for running large-scale high-performance parallel computations.

How to get access

Access to the computational infrastructure is open for all researchers at the University of Zurich.

Before you ask for access, however, we would like to schedule a meeting to assess your computational needs, give you an introduction to the systems, and advise on the recommended way to use the UZH computing infrastructure. Get in touch by emailing

Service level

The general service level agreement - SLA (PDF, 5 KB) is valid for all IT infrastructure services provided by S3IT, if no other agreements are in place.

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