HPC Cluster and Data Facilities

Financed by national and state funds a comprehensive high performance computing (HPC) cluster and data facility infrastructure is provided to Baden-Württemberg's scientists. Baden Württemberg's HPC (bwHPC) cluster resources are differentiated by scientific areas and application's requirements and scalability. Users' scientific computing projects are therefore assigned accordingly.

bwHPC Logo bwHPC Clusters

Baden-Württemberg provides five clusters at Tier 3 (aka the bwHPC clusters). The following summary lists the clusters' designated purpose or scientific community (bwHPC domains) and user guides.

bwUniCluster 2.0, © S. Raffeiner, KIT
bwForCluster JUSTUS, © C. Siegmund, UUlm
bwForCluster MA, © S. Richling, Univ. Heidelberg
  • bwHPC Domains: Computational Humanities, Structural and Systems Biology, Medical Science, Soft matter
  • Info: Access, HowTo
bwForCluster NEMO, © Univ. Freiburg
bwUniCluster BinAC, © Univ. Tübingen

bwHPC Logo Tier 2,1,0 Clusters

For users with very high compute resource demands and highly parallelizable applications the following cluster at higher tiers are available:


Tier 2 HPC Cluster: More

Hazel Hen, © Univ. Stuttgart

Tier 0/1 HPC Cluster: More

bwHPC Logo Data Facilities

Baden-Württemberg provides the following data facilities:

SDS@hd, © Univ. Heidelberg

Scientific Data Storage, provided by the University Heidelberg: More

bwDataArchive, © KIT

Long-term archival storage of research data, provided by KIT: More