193.144 Computation Center Internship
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, PR, 12.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 12.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to participate in the daily work in a high performance computation center, i.e. to fulfill relevant tasks in the area of networks, server and storage provision and monitoring.

Please note that this course will be offered for the first time in the summer semester 2024 and is experimental in nature. Participating students are therefore asked to bring a certain degree of (time) flexibility with them.

Subject of course

The main contents are:

  1. Getting to know the work in a computer center at TU Wien.
  2. Working in the network team to get to know the various tasks, problems and solutions.
  3. Working in the server and storage area to get to know basic methods in the Platform-as-a-Service area.
  4. Reflection of experiences and evaluation of personal interests.

In this internship, students come into practical contact with the following technologies, among others: Platform as a service, VMware, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Firewall as a service, FC networks, Wifi networks, network operations center, SAN technology, etc.

Teaching methods

Personal tutoring by the experts of TU.it. Participation takes place on a monthly basis in various TU Informatics teams. The evaluation is qualitative and is based on direct discussions between the course instructor and the supervisors of the participating students.

This is what ChatGPT has to say on the work in a computation center (as of Jan 13, 2024): "A computation center serves as a hub for processing and managing vast amounts of data through advanced computing technologies. It houses high-performance servers, storage systems, and networking infrastructure, facilitating complex computations, simulations, and data analytics. These centers play a crucial role in scientific research, data-driven decision-making, and innovation across various fields. They often support tasks like weather modeling, genetic research, artificial intelligence, and more. Security measures are paramount to protect sensitive information, making computation centers integral to advancing technology, scientific discovery, and addressing complex challenges in fields ranging from healthcare to engineering."

Mode of examination


Additional information

If interested, please register and send a direct e-mail to the supervisor.

Comment: The gap between weekly hours and ECTS is compensated by a premium.



Examination modalities

Based on personal assessment

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.01.2024 00:00 14.03.2024 00:00 15.03.2024 00:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of Linux system administration


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