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Who is allowed to use the cluster?

Who is allowed to use the cluster?

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All authorized users have access to the cluster and also receive a basic allocated quota of core-hours. However, since the amount of resources in the cluster is limited, users wishing to exceed this basic quota (and external applicants) must submit an application for a computing project. This project application is then reviewed for approval. In general these following rules apply:

These are Authorized users without needing a computing project application

  • Members of RWTH Aachen University
  • Members of the UKA for research and teaching  (FB10)
  • Persons with partner status of RWTH Aachen University

These are Authorized users through a JARDS computing project application

  • Members of German public or government-approved teaching and resesearch institutions

These are Authorized users through an existing computing project via invitation from a PI/PC

  • Members of approved computing projects

The amount of resources is limited. For more resources beyond the basic quota, an application for a computing project has to be submitted which then is then reviewed. The following persons are allowed to apply for a project (compute resources) at the RWTH High Performance Computing cluster:

Apply as PI for the project categories RWTH smallRWTH thesisRWTH lecture and JARA:

  • Leading researcher (usually with doctorate) of  RWTH Institutes
  • Leading researcher (usually with doctorate) of  RWTH An-Institutes
  • Employees of RWTH Aachen in the context of student thesis supervision (bachelor/master) (RWTH Thesis only)
  • Guest lecturer of RWTH Aachen (RWTH Lecture only)
  • Leading (usually with doctorate) researcher of the UKA for teaching and research (FB10)
  • Leading (usually with doctorate) researcher of FZ Jülich (a one-time registration in the RWTH Identity Management system is a prerequisite)

Apply  as PI of any German public or government-approved teaching and research institutions (including RWTH Aachen University) for the project categories NHR normal, NHR large or PREP, e.g.:

  • Leading researcher (usually with doctorate) of Fraunhofer Institutes
  • Leading researcher (usually with doctorate) of Leibniz Association Institutions
  • Leading researcher (usually with doctorate) of Helmholtz Association
  • Leading researcher (usually with doctorate) of  Universities (including "Fachhochschulen")

Citizens of countries that are subject to the export control policy of the German Federal Government may need additional authorization from the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) before they are allowed to use the RWTH High Performance Computing. In compute time projects the PI is responsible.

Apart from using local compute resources, scientists at the RWTH can apply for resources on

These applications are carefully reviewed, taking technical and scientific aspects into account. The used software packages must be very well suited to the respective hardware architecture of the target machinery. Typically, the appropriate scalability of parallel applications has to be proved. In many cases the scientific soundness of such a proposal can be underpinned by approved scientific research grants.

 

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