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:

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:

  • 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 Your local identity provider will list all data transmitted to us. Please check for the bwFor entitlement "" 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)