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High Performance Computing at the TU Kaiserslautern

Welcome to the homepage of the High Performance Computer Elwetritsch at the TU Kaiserslautern.

The High Performance Computer 'Elwetritsch' combines the available HPC resources at the TU Kaiserslautern within the Allianz für Hochleistungsrechnen Rheinland-Pfalz, abbr. AHRP. Access to the computer is granted to all members of the TU Kaiserslautern and the AHRP.

Current Cluster Utilization

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Accessing and Using Elwetritsch

Please read the documentation about Using SSH on Elwetritsch carefully.

Members of the TU Kaiserslautern require a so called account for employees. Access for students may be granted by their supervisor via the RHRK service portal.

Members of the AHRP can register via the RARP service registration portal (if your organization is not listed, please contact us by mail).

There are several possibilities to login to 'Elwetritsch' depending on your computer system. The easiest way is to connect with a Linux-based system but of course access is also possible using Windows or macOS systems. We provide four login nodes ( ... for members of TUK and two (, for members of the AHRP.

A short summary of best practices using the batch system on 'Elwetritsch' provides further information besides the menue items at the top with hints on software, job scripts, and a FAQ.

Elwetritsch is run by the HPC team at the RHRK. Feel free to contact us.