As part of the Initiative for High Performance Computing, Data Intensive Computing and Large Scale Scientific Data Management in Baden-Württemberg (bwHPC) the SCC will put the new parallel computer system "bwUniCluster 2.0+GFB-HPC" (bwUniCluster 2.0) into operation as a federated service on 17.03.2020.
The bwUniCluster 2.0 replaces the predecessor system "bwUniCluster" and also includes the extension of the predecessor system procured in November 2016. The modern, advanced HPC system consists of more than 840 SMP nodes with 64-bit Xeon processors from Intel. It provides the universities of the state of Baden-Württemberg with basic computing power and can be used free of charge by the staff of all universities in Baden-Württemberg.
Access is granted via the bwIDM federal identity management, regulated by each university individually. Users who currently have access to bwUniCluster 1 will automatically also have access to bwUniCluster 2.0. There is no need to apply for new entitlements or re-register.