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In order to use the HPC systems you need an existing user account of the University of Cologne and HPC authorization. With the user account you can use common services offered by the RRZK. With the HPC authorization you additionally get access to the HPC systems.

Employee or guest account

As a member of the University of Cologne you should already have an employee account. Members from other universities of the federal state Nordrhein-Westfalen and students working in projects may apply for a guest account using the guest account form (in German only, PDF, 151 KB).

If you need help with completing the form, you may ask for support at the RRZK-Helpdesk or the scientific support.

HPC authorization

With the HPC authorization you also get an account on the HPC systems.

If you only need a small amount of computing time (e.g. your project is in an early phase and you want to test your application), you may apply for a test account. It will be limited to a certain amount of computing time (e.g. 1000 CPU hours). For a test account there is no need for a project description.

If you need more computing time, you may apply for a full account which requires a detailed project description.

In both cases please use the HPC authorization form (PDF, 36 KB).

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk
Phone: (0221) 470-89555