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bwUniCluster

Please note, that the process described on this page is currently work in progress and may change at any time. 

Under the umbrella of the bwHPC-C5 project, a collaboration of all universities of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) operates the so called "bwUniCluster" (also known as Landescluster) as a state-wide computing resource. This system can be used by any member of one of the universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Follow this link for information on the bwUniCluster.

Please be aware that usage of this system may be subject to charges starting from January 2015. Further information and cost details will be announced in the "Entgeltordnung für die Nutzung der Rechenanlagen und peripheren Geräte des Höchstleistungsrechenzentrums Stuttgart (HLRS) an der Universität Stuttgart" and respective updates of this documents.

Access to the system is authorized by the user's home university. Specifically, this is handled by the HLRS for members of the University of Stuttgart.

The procedure consists of two consecutive steps: 

  1. Submit a request for clearance to HLRS
  2. Registration of your account at KIT

 

Please note, that the usage of the system is subject to various user agreements. These can be found at XXX.

Further, the authorization to use the bwUniCluster is tied to your affiliation with the University of Stuttgart and will be withdrawn as soon as your affiliation ends. Your account and any associated data will be deleted automatically.

Request for clearance at HLRS

 

Access to bwUniCluster is based on the university's unique user account (see here). The electronic form to requesting clearance of your user account for access to bwUniCluster can be found here.

You will need the following details to complete the form:

  • full name and academic title
  • gender
  • unique user account (ac-account or st-account)
  • contact email address
  • project title
  • short abstract of the project

 

HLRS will process your request, clear your account for usage of bwUniCluster, and then send a notification to the email address you specified. With this email you are requested to proceed with the registration of your account at KIT. 

Registration of account at KIT

 

Once your account has been cleared by HLRS, you need to register as a user of bwUniCluster at KIT. For this please visit the website https://bwidm.scc.kit.edu. A brief document describing the steps required is available here

 

Contact

In case you need further information or assistance, please contact bwunicluster[at]hlrs.de