Laboratory for Advanced Computing at the University of Coimbra

O Advanced Computing Laboratory of the University of Coimbra was founded in 2007 to provide high performance computing resources and services to enable computationally intensive research within the University. It also currently supports researchers from all over the country.

LCA-UC is a member of PRACE - Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, whose mission is to enable high-impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development in all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society.

LCA participates in the following activities:

  • Evaluates, acquires and deploys high performance computing resources, including computer systems and software.
  • It offers workshops and training seminars to educate and prepare new users of these resources.
  • It provides expert advice and documentation to help researchers use these resources effectively.
  • Collaborates with other computing centres and other universities to enhance the capabilities of the resources in use at the Laboratory.

Available Resources


192 nodes with a total of 3936 + 1280 colors
Each node with 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 (12-core) @ 2.70 GHz or 2x Intel Xeon Gold 6148 (20-core) @ 2.40 GHz or 4x Intel Xeon Gold 6154 (18-core) @ 3 GHz
220 TB + 1.27 PB of disk storage
Infiniband FDR and EDR
86 + 161.2 TFlops of maximum processing power
8 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPU cards
2 Nvidia Tesla A40 visualization cards