The bwUniCluster is financed by all public universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg and the MWK (Ministry for Sciences, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg), and is a part of Baden-Württemberg’s state policy for high performance computing, bwHPC. The cluster is operated at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The bwUniCluster is available for participating institutions according to their share of financing, and serves as an introductory and basic supply system for all high performance computing needs in research and teaching.

The bwUniCluster consists of 512 thin nodes with 16 cores each, 64 GB RAM, and 2 TB of local disc space. In addition, there are 8 thick nodes with 32 cores each, 1 TB RAM, and 7 TB of local disc space. For more information please see the chapter Architecture of the bwUniCluster in the cluster documentation.

You will need to register if you would like to access the bwUniCluster. Members of other universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg need to turn to their home university if they want to register. For members of Heidelberg University, the registration process consists of the following two steps:

1. Apply for the permission to use the bwUniCluster:
Members and students of Heidelberg University need to apply for the permission to use the bwUniCluster and need to provide a project description in the process. The responsible facility management issues the permission to use the bwUniCluster.

2. Web registration for the bwUniCluster:
Select "Heidelberg University" and register with your Uni-ID. You need to set a password for the cluster login. You can find detailed instructions here.

For more information, please refer to the documentation.


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