Note: Access to our systems is likely to change in coming months, as we are extending and re-structuring our resources. Please revisit this page occasionally to stay abreast with any changes.
The standard way to access our resources is though SSH.
For security reasons, we are currently operating only one login node that is accessible from the outside through ssh. The IP address for this (Solaris) login node is
Make sure X-forwarding is enabled. This is necessary if you want to use any software with a graphics component. You will need your username and your system access password to get in.
Other nodes, particularly the Linux login/workup node swlogin1 need to be accessed from sflogin0 through ssh. This requires to type the password again:
hpcXXXX@sflogin0$ ssh swlogin1 hpcXXXX@swlogin1's password: hpcXXXX@swlogin1$
For details about using SSH, please check our SSH FAQ.
Secure Grid Portal
Access through the Portal
Note: Currently, portal access to our resources is provided through Secure Global Desktop. This may change in the near future. Please revisit this page to stay informed about any changes.
The systems can be accessed from a Java enabled web browser:
Requirements for Portal
It is crucial to have a recent version of Java installed on your system. This includes a "Java Plugin" for the web browser. Check your Java at this Test Page. If you encounter portal issues they are almost invariably related to Java. Please contact us if you cannot get it to work.
The current portal is Java based. Most problems are due to missing or mis-configured Java plugins for your browser. Please see http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp for detailed instructions for installing and configuring Java on your machine.