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. These resources are differentiated by scientific areas and application's requirements and scalability. Users' resource requests are therefore assigned accordingly.

bwHPC Logo bwHPC Clusters

Baden-Württemberg provides five HPC clusters at performance Tier 3 - aka the bwHPC clusters. The following summary lists the clusters' designated purpose or scientific community (bwHPC domains), user guides and operational status ranging from OK, constrained, unavailable to unknown.

bwUniCluster 2.0, © S. Raffeiner, KIT
bwForCluster JUSTUS 2, © C. Siegmund, UUlm
bwForCluster Helix
  • bwHPC Domains: Computational Humanities, Structural and Systems Biology, Medical Science, Soft matter
  • Info: Access, HowTo, Software
  • Status (2023-02-08 16:55): Job Submit Login
bwForCluster NEMO, © Univ. Freiburg
  • bwHPC Domains: Neurosciences, Particle physics, Materials science, Micro system engineering
  • Info: Access, HowTo, Software
  • Status (2023-02-08 16:55): Job Submit Login
bwForCluster 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 performance tiers are available:

HoreKa, © KIT

Tier 2 HPC Cluster: More

Hawk, © 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