Scientific computing has become more and more important over the past years, not only for research but also for training and education. In order to address this need and create better opportunities for gaining HPC expertise, the state of Baden-Württemberg has developed the concept “bwHPC” (High Performance Computing in Baden-Württemberg).
Detailed information is available on the bwHPC website.
Scientists and students in Baden-Württemberg have access to five modern bwHPC clusters dedicated to special scientific fields:
Please note that the process described below is still under development and may change at any time.
The bwUniCluster can be used for scientific work by any member of the universities of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Students of the University of Stuttgart are granted access to the bwUniCluster for one year at a time. You may reapply for access subsequently.
Access to the system is authorized by the user's home university. For members of the University of Stuttgart, this is handled by the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS).
Please be aware that in the future usage of the bwUniCluster may be subject to charges. 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 document.
Please note that usage of the system is subject to various user agreements.
Furthermore, authorization to use the bwUniCluster is tied to your affiliation with the University of Stuttgart and will be withdrawn as soon as your affiliation ends.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.
The registration procedure is explained here. In short, it consists of three consecutive steps:
Access to bwUniCluster is based on your unique user account with the University.
To request clearance of your user account for bwUniCluster, please send an email to bwunicluster(at)hlrs.de containing the following pieces of information:
HLRS will process your request, clear your account for usage of bwUniCluster, and send a notification to the email address you specify.
After that, you need to proceed with the registration of your account at KIT.
Once your account has been cleared by HLRS, you need to register as a user of bwUniCluster at KIT. To do so, please visit the website https://bwidm.scc.kit.edu. A brief document describing the required steps is available here.
During or after the web registration (step B) you must fill out a short questionnaire. You will be asked about your scientific field, the numerical methods you use, your field of activity, and your type of activity.
Please fill out the questionnaire within 14 days after your registration. Otherwise your bwUniCluster account will be locked!
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We would like to inform you about upcoming events per mail. If you agree, please subscribe to our mailing list “bwHPC-News” on the website https://listserv.uni-stuttgart.de/mailman/listinfo/bwhpc-news.
If you need further information or assistance, please contact bwunicluster(at)hlrs.de.
High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
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A member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, HLRS is one of three German national centers for high-performance computing.
HLRS is a central unit of the University of Stuttgart.