The Life Science Compute Cluster (LiSC) is a specialised high-performance computing infrastructure for bioinformatics and computational life science. The main difference to larger, generic computing facilities, such as the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) is the equipment with a rich, flexible and up-to-date bioinformatics software repository and the availability of major biological databases on-site. This installation allows typical users to analyse their data without any software installation, just by using the pre-installed tools and databases.
Three organisational units of the University of Vienna finance the Life Science Compute Cluster:
- Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science
- Faculty of Chemistry
- Faculty of Life Science
The Division of Computational Systems Biology (CUBE) operates and administers the LiSC.