Creating an account

Note

Following the decision of the SISC Management Board, Hydra will become a VUB exclusive cluster on October 1st 2020. The use of Hydra by ULB users will be discontinued on that date. Currently, new NetID accounts are not activated in Hydra anymore.

Researchers can access one of the two networks of shared resources providing High Performance Computing depending on their host institution:

VUB researchers

VUB researchers can request a VSC account, which will grant them access to Hydra, the local VSC cluster managed by SISC, and all other clusters within the VSC network.

To request your account, follow the instructions in the VSC docs on Getting access.

Bachelor and Master students who want to use the cluster for their thesis must ask their supervisor to send a confirmation letter and a short motivation for their HPC needs to hpc@vub.ac.be.

ULB resarchers

ULB researchers can request a CECI account, which will grant them access to Vega, the local CECI cluster managed by SISC, and all other clusters within the CECI network.

To request your account, follow the instructions on the CECI web site: https://support.ceci-hpc.be/doc/index.html