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bwHPC-C5: Coordinated Compute Cluster Competence Centers

The aims of the project bwHPC-C5 are the coordination of federated support for users of high performance computing (HPC) in the state of Baden-Württemberg and the implementation of all its related measures and activities.

The project bwHPC-C5 is not an individual initiative, but part of the current implementation concept "bwHPC" for high performance computing in Baden-Württemberg. bwHPC-C5 has been funded by the ministry of science, research and arts of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany . The Universities of Freiburg, Heidelberg, Hohenheim, Konstanz, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Tübingen and Ulm, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, as well as the Universities of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart and Esslingen participate in the realization of the project.

Project's phase 1 was running for 30 months (01 Jul 2013 until 31 Dec 2015) - phase 2 has been approved by a DFG committee for another 30 month starting from 01 Jan 2016.


Jan 24, 2017: bwUniCluster downtime

The bwUniCluster system will be unavailable on January 24, 2017 for an unscheduled maintenance. For more details please read here.

Nov 11, 2016: bwForCluster BinAC is now in production

The bwForCluster BinAC in Tübingen is available since 11.11.2016 to all scientists from the fields of bioinformatics and astrophysics in Baden-Württemberg. We would be happy to welcome you as a use. For instructions to get started on BinAC, please see:


Oct 18, 2016: Lauched: Call for Tiger Team Support

the "Call for Tiger Team Support" is a launched initiative giving you as a user of the bwHPC clusters (i.e., bwForCluster / bwUniCluster) the opportunity to apply for Tiger Team Support. The call is open until November 30, 2016. The URL of the application form for Tiger Team Support is:


The approval of applications for tiger team support depends on the availability of corresponding resources in the current call. All applications will be therefore subject to a selection process.

Oct 17, 2016: bwUniCluster Maintenance

The bwUniCluster system will be unavailable between October 17, 2016 and October 21, 2016 for scheduled maintenance. For more details please read here.

Oct 12, 2016: 3rd bwHPC Symposium

Many thanks to all participants for the highly interesting contributions and discussions.

Teilnehmer des 3. bwHPC-Symposiums in Heidelberg

Oct 01, 2016: Reminder: bwForCluster NEMO is production ready

The bwForCluster NEMO in Freiburg is available since 01.09.2016 to all scientists from the fields of Elementary Particle Physics, Neuroscience and Microsystems Engineering in Baden-Württemberg. We would be happy to welcome you as a use. NEMO is not yet completely filled with user jobs, meaning there is no significant waiting time in the queue to run your jobs.

For instructions to get started on NEMO, please see http://www.hpc.uni-freiburg.de/nemo/access.

On 14.07.2016, on the same day as the inauguration of the bwForCluster NEMO, the first NEMO user assembly took place. In particular, the prerequisites for getting access to NEMO and ideas for the scientific governance by the respective scientific domains were discussed, for more read here.