GC3: Grid Computing Competence Center

Since July 1st, 2014, GC3 merged into S3IT.
This web site is only kept for historical reasons and may be out-of-date.
Visit the S3IT website for more up-to-date information.

Latest news

GC3 graudates into S3IT
Posted early Tuesday morning, July 1st, 2014
Power outage affecting cloud services
Posted early Wednesday morning, May 14th, 2014
Openstack workshop at GC3
Posted early Monday morning, March 3rd, 2014
Openstack workshop at GC3
Posted mid-morning Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

GC3 graduated into S3IT

As of July 1st, 2014, GC3 merged into S3IT, the new UZH unit for Services and Support to Science IT.
(Read the full story here.)

Our adventure continues on www.s3it.uzh.ch, see you there!


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.