23 February 2021

The next generation DAS, DAS-6, will be available shortly! DAS-6 is currently being installed and tested. It is expected to become available for regular use in March/April 2021.

May, 2016

IEEE Computer publishes paper about 20 years of Distributed ASCI Supercomputer. See the DAS Achievements page.


The ASTRON cluster is a hybrid cluster, that meets specific research needs (e.g., accelerated computing, energy-efficient computing, high-bandwidth networking). Most nodes are therefore "special nodes", that contain powerful CPUs with much memory, GPUs, or other accelerators. The ASTRON cluster complements the larger regular clusters of the other DAS-6 sites.