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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

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 unicore-info@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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