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Access to ZIH Systems

There are several different ways to access ZIH systems depending on the intended usage:

  • SSH connection is the classical way to connect to the login nodes and work from the command line to set up experiments and manage batch jobs
  • Desktop Cloud Visualization provides a virtual Linux desktop with access to GPU resources for OpenGL 3D applications
  • WebVNC service allows better support for graphical applications than SSH with X forwarding
  • JupyterHub service offers a quick and easy way to work with Jupyter notebooks on ZIH systems.


Prerequisite for accessing ZIH systems is a HPC project and a login. Please refer to the pages within Application for Login and Resources for detailed information.