The modern bwUniCluster 2.0 system consists of more than 840 SMP nodes with 64-bit Intel Xeon processors. It provides the universities of the state of Baden-Württemberg with general compute resources and can be used free of charge by the staff of all universities in Baden-Württemberg. Users who had access to the old bwUniCluster will automatically also have access to bwUniCluster 2.0. There is no need to apply for new entitlements or to re-register.
The University of Freiburg has a 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. 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 communities.