Storage & Computing Resources

If the computing and/or storage capacity on your own laptop or computer is no longer sufficient for your research work, the IT department of the University of Mannheim (UNIT) can arrange access to the bw infrastructure provided by the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The following video provides an initial overview of UNIT’s cloud computing and high-performance computing services.

To access advanced computing and storage capacities, the bwCloud is a good place to start. Researchers can benefit from a virtual machine set up in the bwCloud that is customized to meet their individual requirements in terms of processor, RAM and storage capacity. You can register at bwCloud with your university user ID. Further information regarding this process is available on the bwCloud website.

Even more computationally intensive analyses that require parallelization can be performed in one of the state’s high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, see bwHPC. Various courses (online and face-to-face) on HPC in the bwHPC framework are offered by the bwHPC training platform.

UNIT will be happy to advise you on finding and setting up the right solution for your storage and computing needs.

These services were developed as part of the project BERD@BW funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg from 2019 to 2022.