Access for staff & academics

Everyone can get access and use the HPC-UGent supercomputing infrastructure and services. The conditions that apply depend on your affiliation.

Researchers and staff affiliated with Flemish university associations

  • Includes externally funded researchers registered in the personnel database (FWO, SBO, VIB, IMEC, etc.)
  • Includes researchers from all VSC partners
  • Usage is free of charge
  • Use your account credentials at your affiliated university to request a VSC-id and connect

Researchers and staff affiliated with other Flemish or federal research institutes

  • Includes researchers from e.g. INBO, ILVO, RBINS, etc.
  • Usage subject to an agreement with Ghent University
  • Every institute gets 1500 euro worth of compute time free of charge per year
    • Corresponds to e.g. 90.000 core hours on cluster golett
  • Use your 'welkom' account credentials to request a VSC-id and connect

Students

  • Students can also use HPC-UGent (Bachelor or Master, enrolled in institute mentioned above)
  • Same conditions apply, free of charge for all Flemish university associations
  • Ask your promoter or professor (ZAP member) to send a motivational e-mail to hpc@ugent.be
    • confirmation that you are his/her student
    • small motivation (couple of sentences is fine) why you require access to HPC-UGent
  • Use your university account credentials to request a VSC-id and connect

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