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The ID SIS HPC team operates and maintains the central HPC clusters of ETH Zurich and provides additional services. Our service portfolio includes:

  • Conceptualization and planning of new services, clusters and cluster extensions
  • Procurement of cluster hardware solutions
  • Operation and maintenance of HPC clusters
  • Operation and maintenance of high-performance storage systems inside the cluster
  • Software installation and user support
  • Technical documentation, workshops and training


The High-Performance Computing (HPC) group is part of the Scientific IT Services (SIS) section, which contains also the groups Computational & Data Science Support (CDSS), Research IT Platform (RP) and Scientific Software and Data Management (SSDM).

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The team

Steven Armstrong System engineer
Christian Bolliger Senior HPC specialist
Dr. Urban Borstnik Optimization specialist
Dr. Olivier Byrde Group leader
Dr. Sc. ETH Samuel Fux Application specialist
Dr. Nadejda Marounina HPC specialist
Dr. Loïc Hausammann HPC specialist
Nicolas Kowenski System administrator
Michal Minář System Specialist
Diego Moreno Storage and System Specialist
Eric Müller System administrator
Allen Neeser Storage specialist