Latest news

Openstack workshop at GC3
Posted mid-morning Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Openstack workshop at GC3
Posted at noon on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
HPC User meeting 2013
Posted at lunch time on Thursday, December 5th, 2013
GC3 takes over maintenance of the Schroedinger cluster
Posted at noon on Monday, November 4th, 2013

Welcome to the GC3

This is the home page of the Grid Computing Competence Center. Our mission is to foster research, education, infrastructure, and usage of distributed computing at the University of Zürich. The GC3 organization and contact information are detailed on separate pages.


Our software development efforts focus on enabling users to run scientific applications on federated (Grid) and elastic (Cloud) infrastructures. In particular we provide support for the porting and execution of high-throughput use cases, involving multi-stage processing of data. Visit our software page to find out more.


The GC3 is currently engaged in several projects for shaping the future IT infrastructure for scientific applications. Please visit our collaborations page to read a complete list.

Stay updated!

Read our blog to find out what's been keeping us busy lately.


The GC3 promotes usage of distributed computing also through the participation in educational programmes and events. We keep a yearly course on Large-scale computing in the UZH Computer Science MSc programme. Read more on our educational activities page.