How to connect

Hydra

Researchers of VUB and ULB can connect to Hydra with a netID:

  • <netID>@hydra.vub.ac.be
  • <netID>@hydra.ulb.ac.be

Users with a VSC account (VSC-ID) can also connect to Hydra:

  • <VSC-ID>@login.hpc.vub.ac.be

Follow the instructions in the HPC tutorial corresponding to your operating system.

Vega

Connecting to Vega is restricted to computers belonging to one of the CECI university networks (ULB, UCL, ULg, UNamur and UMons).

Users with a CECI account (CECI-ID) can connect to Vega:

  • <CECI-ID>@vega.ulb.ac.be

Follow the instructions on the CECI website: https://support.ceci-hpc.be/doc/_contents/QuickStart/ConnectingToTheClusters/index.html

Other VSC Tier-2 sites

Users with a VSC account (VSC-ID) can also run their jobs on the clusters of the other Flemish institutions that are part of the VSC. All VSC sites use the same PBS job submission system, but their configuration varies slightly. Please contact the respective HPC teams for help using their clusters.

For hardware details of the VSC Tier-2 clusters, see: https://www.vscentrum.be/infrastructure/hardware

Note: usage of the Tier-2 clusters at the HPC sites UGent and UAntwerpen is free, whereas usage of the KU Leuven/UHasselt site requires purchase of credits.

VSC Tier-1

Users with a VSC account (VSC-ID) and Tier-1 project grant can connect to VSC Tier-1 via one of two login nodes:

  • <VSC-ID>@login1-tier1.hpc.kuleuven.be
  • <VSC-ID>@login2-tier1.hpc.kuleuven.be

Follow the instructions on the VSC website: https://www.vscentrum.be/cluster-doc/access-data-transfer

CECI Tier-1

Users with a CECI account (CECI-ID) and Tier-1 project grant can connect to CECI the Tier-1 cluster Zenobe.

Zenobe is accessible directly only from a CECI university network:

  • <CECI-ID>@zenobe.hpc.cenaero.be

From other locations, access to Zenobe is possible through a gateway:

  • <CECI-ID>@hpc.cenaero.be

From there, users can connect to ZENOBE:

  • <CECI-ID>@zenobe

Follow the instructions on the CECI website: http://www.ceci-hpc.be/zenobe.html