UNIGE's high performance computing service (HPC) consists of two clusters, each consisting of approximately 4,000 interconnected computing cores. It is an extremely powerful configuration, particularly suitable for massively parallel computing. The Baobab and Yggdrasil clusters are respectively installed on the Uni Dufour and Sauverny sites of UNIGE.
In addition to those already provided, other suitable scientific software can be easily installed. Our HPC engineers make them available to researchers to install the software they need. Researchers may also purchase additional compute nodes. More information about the UNIGE HPC environment can be found on the eResearch website.
HPC access account requests are made as described below under "Related services".
- A researcher from a Geneva university (UNIGE, HES-SO GE, The Graduate Institute Geneva, ...)
- Technical knowledge of Linux command lines and in shell programming.
- An HPC account.
Terms & conditions
Using the service
- Request an HPC access account
- For UNIGE users, please make your request via Digital Workplace.
- For HES-SO GE and IHEID users :
- The student must be enrolled by their teacher/supervisor.
- The researcher group leader must have an UNIGE account or request a UNIGE external account by sending this form with a copy of the identity card to Prof. Bastien Chopard, with copy to .
- Then, please use this link (accessible by VPN) to invite any other user.
- Request software installation or purchase a computing node
- For UNIGE, please make your request via Digital Workplace.
- For HES-SO GE and IHEID users, please contact .