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Terms of Use¶


Only the German version of the Terms of Use is binding.

These new Terms of Use are valid from April 1, 2018: HPC-Nutzungsbedingungen_20180305.pdf

The key points are are:

  • For support reasons, we store your contact data according to our identity management system. (Will be anonymized at least 15 months after the cancellation of the HPC login.) The data of the HPC project (incl. contact of project leader) will be kept for further reference. -Our HPC resources may only be used according to the project description.
  • Responsibilities for the project leader:
    • She has to assign a team member with an HPC login as the technical project administrator. She can do this herself if she has a login at our systems.
    • The project leader or the administrator will have to add/remove members to their project. She has access to accounting data for her project.
  • These issues cover the data storage in our systems:
    • Please work in the scratch filesystems.
    • Upon request, the project leader or the administrator can be given access to a user's directory.
    • The scratch filesystems (/tmp, /scratch, /lustre/ssd) are for temporary use only. After a certain time, files may be removed automatically (for /tmp after 7 days, parallel /scratch: after 100 days).
    • Before a user leaves a project the leader/administrator has to store away worthy data. For this, the storage services of ZIH (long term storage, intermediate archive) can be used.
  • Project termination (new)
    • At project's end, jobs cannot be submitted and started any longer.
    • Logins are valid for 30 more days for saving data.
    • Hundred days after project termination, it's files will be deleted in the HPC filesystems.
  • The HPC user agrees to follow the instructions and hints of the support team. In case of non-compliance, she can be disabled for the batch system or banned from the system.

  • Working with logs and HPC performance data (new)

    • For HPC related research ZIH will collect and analyze performance data. Anonymized, it might be shared with research partners.
    • Log data will be kept for long term analyzes.

These key points are only a brief summary. If in doubt, please consult the German original.


Valid Document
1 April 2018 - HPC-Nutzungsbedingungen_20180305.pdf
1 October 2016 - 31 March 2018 HPC-Nutzungsbedingungen_20160901.pdf
5 June 2014 - 30 September 2016 HPC-Nutzungsbedingungen_20140606.pdf