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HPC Support

Operation Status

Ulf Markwardt: 33640
Claudia Schmidt: 39833

Login and project application

Phone: 40000
Fax: 42328

Project management

The HPC project leader has overall responsibility for the project and for all activities within his project on ZIH's HPC systems. In particular he shall:
  • add and remove users from the project,
  • update contact details of th eproject members,
  • monitor the resources his project,
  • inspect and store data of retiring users.
For this he can appoint a project administrator with an HPC account to manage technical details.

The front-end to the HPC project database enables the project leader and the project administrator to
  • add and remove users from the project,
  • define a technical administrator,
  • view statistics (resource consumption),
  • file a new HPC proposal,
  • file results of the HPC project.


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The entry point to the project management system is The project leaders of an ongoing project and their accredited admins are allowed to login to the system. In general each of these persons should possess a ZIH login at the Technical University of Dresden, with which it is possible to log on the homepage. In some cases, it may happen that a project leader of a foreign organization do not have a ZIH login. For this purpose, it is possible to set a local password: " Passwort vergessen".

password reset
On the 'Passwort vergessen' page, it is possible to reset the passwords of a 'non-ZIH-login'. For this you write your login, which usually corresponds to your email address, in the field and click on 'zurücksetzen'. Within 10 minutes the system sends a signed e-mail from to the registered e-mail address. this e-mail contains a link to reset the password.


projects overview

After login you reach an overview that displays all available projects. In each of these projects are listed, you are either project leader or an assigned project administrator. From this list, you have the option to view the details of a project or make a following project request. The latter is only possible if a project has been approved and is active or was. In the upper right area you will find a red button to log out from the system.

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project details
The project details provide information about the requested and allocated resources. The other tabs show the employee and the statistics about the project.

manage project members (dis-/enable)

project members
The project members can be managed under the tab 'employee' in the project details. This page gives an overview of all ZIH logins that are a member of a project and its status. If a project member marked in green, it can work on all authorized HPC machines when the project has been approved. If an employee is marked in red, this can have several causes:
  • he was manually disabled by project managers, project administrator or an employee of the ZIH
  • he was disabled by the system because his ZIH login expired
  • his confirmation of the current hpc-terms is missing
You can specify a user as an administrator. This user can then access the project managment system. Next, you can disable individual project members. This disabling is only a "request of disabling" and has a time delay of 5 minutes. An user can add or reactivate himself, with his zih-login, to a project via the link on the end of the page. To prevent misuse this link is valid for 2 weeks and will then be renewed automatically.

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add member

The link leads to a page where you can sign in to a Project by accepting the term of use. You need also an valid ZIH-Login. After this step it can take 1-1,5 h to transfer the login to all cluster nodes.


project statistic

The statistic is located under the tab 'Statistik' in the project details. The data will updated once a day an shows used CPU-time and used disk space of an project. Following projects shows also the data of the predecessor.