The VSC clusters are open to all members of the Flemish universities.
The Vlaams Supercomputing Centrum is a virtual organisation aiming at enabling and facilitating access to Tier-1 and Tier-2 clusters deployed in the Flemish universities. The clusters are inter-connected between the universities via a dedicated Belnet 10 Gbps network. Users from Ghent, KUL, VUB, Antwerpen and UHasselt can create a VSC account and run jobs on the VSC clusters.
Check the VSC web site for all the details.
VUB users are therefore entitled - and warmly encouraged - to create a VSC account and use the available resources within VSC.
When a VUB user creates a VSC account, access to Hydra must then be made with the VSC account since Hydra is part of VSC.
Detailed information on how to connect to VSC clusters are given on the VSC web site.
The Tier-1 cluster access is based on project submission and evaluation. The Tier-1 cluster is used either for large parallel jobs (from 1000 to 10000 cores) or for running a very large batch of jobs (batch of 1000 - 10000 jobs). Three times per year, submitted projects are reviewed by an evaluation commission. Better contact us well in advance to accompany you in preparing your project.