The bwUniCluster supplies high performance computing resources to all students and scientists in universities and colleges in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The service is hosted at the KIT in Karlsruhe and has been available since 27/01/2014 in the framework of the statewide bwHPC concept.
The University of Freiburg has a 10% share in the bwUniCluster. As such, all students and scientists of the University of Freiburg are entitled to make use of this entry-level HPC system for their studies, their research and their teaching activities.
bwUniCluster Usage by users from Freiburg for the last year (03.09.2015-31.08.2016)
There is no need to submit a project proposal. You are competing for compute time with other users from Freiburg by virtue of your own fairshare-value.
The bwUniCluster is a part the overall bwHPC strategy of the state of Baden-Würrtemberg for high- and highest-performance computing in research and education. It is complemented by its sibling bwForClusters, which offer computational resources to specific scientific communties. For example, the forthcoming bwForCluster ENM (Codename "NEMO") in Freiburg serves the statewide communities Neuroscience, Elementary Particle Physics and Microsystems Engineering.
Average Queue Waiting Times
Depending on the current bwUniCluster usage of all users and the Universitiy's current fairshare usage, the average queue waiting time can differ. In the following graph you can see the average queue waiting time for each day for the the time intervals: past day, past 7 days and past 14 days. The average waiting time is independent of the reason why the jobs had to wait.
bwUniCluster Average Queue Waiting Time for users from Freiburg for the last year (01.09.2015-31.08.2016)
For further information on hardware, software and how to get access, pleas see the central Wiki pages.