BwFor Registration

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1 Permitted User Groups

The bwForClusters are financed via a grant-proposal at the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft DFG. They are sponsored in half by the Minestry of Science, Research and Arts of Badenwürttenberg. Each cluster is dedicated to a certain scientific field and has only been approved by the DFG for use by members of this scientific field. Compute projects should be registered by the principal investigator of a group and has to contain an abstract. Their group members can then join the existing group.


Clusters exist for the following areas:

http://www.bwhpc-c5.de/img/bwHPC_Kompetenzzentren_de_v4.png

Active clusters:

  • bwFor Chemistry (Ulm)

Further clusters are in the process of acquisition.


2 Registration on Central Webpage

It is possible to register for the bwForClusters filling in the form on the following web page:

https://www.bwhpc-c5.de/en/ZAS/zas_overview.php

  • Principal Investigators have to choose "bwForCluster Compute Project" and must submit an abstract describing the work they plan to use the cluster for
  • Members choose "bwForCluster Collaboration" and must supply the password provided by their principial investigator.

After filling this form, a bwForCluster will be assigned to you and you will be notified by email. This email will contain further instructions and a password that allows members of your group to access the cluster as a member of your group.

3 bwFor Entitlement

In addition to this form, you will need the bwFor entitlement from your university:

Each university issues the entitlement only for their own members. Details on the issuing process and/or the entitlement application forms are listed hereafter:

  • Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Ulm University
  • University of Hohenheim
  • University of Konstanz
  • University of Mannheim
  • University of Stuttgart

You will then have to set a password for your local unix account following authentication via https://bwidm.rz.uni-ulm.de/. Your local identity provider will list all data transmitted to us. Please check for the bwFor entitlement "bwidm.de/entitlement/bwForCluster" in this list and contact your university if it does not exist.

4 Login

Login procedures are described on a cluster-specific page:

(further cluster sites will go in operation in 2015)