HPC in estonia

What is HPC? 

High-Performance Computing is the ability to process massive data and perform complex calculations at high speed to solve large problems in science, engineering and business. A supercomputer is one the best-known types of HPC solutions and enables parallel processing: thousands of computer nodes working together to complete one or more tasks for simulation and calculation; in comparison one should combine thousands of typical computers working together to achieve similar results.


The purpose of NCC Estonia is to provide a single entry point for HPC-related resources, competences and acitivities at the national level.

NCC Estonia operates in collaboration with the Estonian Scientific Computing Infrastructure (ETAIS), a consortium that aims to increase the competitiveness of the Estonian computing and data­intensive research disciplines by providing access to a new and modern scientific computing infrastructure. 


  • Access to HPC resources
  • User support
  • Consultancy and mentoring
  • Trainings, webinars, and workshops
  • Information about funding and current calls for proposals
  • Mediation of partnerships

Services are open for academia, start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, public, and state administration bodies.


There are three main HPC service providers in Estonia:

Offers infrastructure for interactive and batch based computing jobs, Openstack based cloud infrastructure for running virtual machines and Docker containers.

Manages two compute clusters and cloud infrastructure.

HPC centre at The National Institute of Chemical
Physics and Biophysics.


HPC has become an essential tool for achieving scientific breakthroughs. We provide computing and storage resources for scientific community. Research scientists without programming or systems administration experience can perform computational analyses via University of Tartu’s Galaxy platform.


Today, HPC usage is widespread in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, automotive, telecom and finance. Estonian HPC competence center aims to provide access to HPC infrastructure. In addition, we provide consultation in HPC, HPDA and AI technologies. Interested in collaboration? Contact the HPC Center of the University of Tartu or read about cooperation opportunities the University of Tartu offers to companies. Also visit the AI and Robotics Estonia (AIRE) webpage to find out how AI and robotics can improve your business.


One of the pan-European pre-exascale supercomputers, LUMI (Large Unified Modern Infrastructure), is located in CSC’s data center in Kajaani, Finland. LUMI is one of the world’s best known scientific instruments for the lifespan of 2021–2026. The supercomputer is hosted by the LUMI consortium countries (Finland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland). NCC Estonia is an active member of the LUMI training series.


International cooperation plays an important role in ETAIS operations and strategy. In addition of belonging to LUMI consortium, ETAIS has close ties to Nordic countries via H2020 EOSC-Nordic project and the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC). ETAIS is also closely collaborating with existing Baltic HPC centres.

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