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UNICORE access to the Forschungszentrum Jülich supercomputers JUQUEEN and JURECA


This page is especially for the users of the Forschungszentrum Jülich supercomputers JUQUEEN and JURECA located at JSC who want to use UNICORE to access the supercomputer resources.

UNICORE provides the user with an interface to create, submit and monitor supercomputer jobs easily without having to know about system details and special batch system settings.
UNICORE comes with both, the comfortable graphical client (URC) and the command line client (UCC).

Step-by-Step setup of the UNICORE Client

Alternatively, use the UNICORE Portal

a) It allows for certificateless access using your FZJ identity

Prerequisites

  • You have an fzj e-mail account.
  • Add the DFN Grid signer to the list of trusted signers in your browser. Its certificate is available at https://pki.pca.dfn.de/grid-root-ca/cgi-bin/pub/pki?cmd=getStaticPage;name=index;id=2&RA_ID=100 (in German only). Select "Grid Root CA Zertifikat" from the top menu to install it in your browser and tick the first option to trust the CA for establishing trust with web-sites having their certificates signed by the DFN Grid Signer.
  • In case you have multiple accounts/projects please contact ds-support@fz-juelich.de to have your default account enabled for access.

Users without FZJ e-mail address might also be able to use the portal with certificateless access if their organisation is part of DFN-AAI and provides a basic set of user information. Please contact ds-support@fz-juelich.de.

URL to access the portal

First steps

  1. Login at the portal:

    • Press "Login at Unity".
    • Search and select "Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH" as your identity provider, then click "Authenticate".
    • Provide your FZJ credentials on the page of Identity Provider Forschungszentrum Jülich.
  2. Confirm the settings on the "A remote service has requested your authentication" page to allow the portal to act on your behalf.
  3. Prepare/submit/monitor your jobs/workflows.

b) In case you want to use your certificate with the portal:

Prerequisites:

URL to access the portal

First steps

  1. Login at the portal:

    • Press "Login at Unity".
    • Select "certificate authentication" (upper left entry below "Select your preferred authentication option").
    • Aress "Authenticate" on top of the page where it shows your personal certificate subject.
  2. Confirm the settings on the "A remote service has requested your authentication" page to allow the portal to act on your behalf.
  3. Prepare/submit/monitor your jobs/workflows.


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