Account Activation

To access the HPC system, you need to be explicitly activated by us. Only full, non-student GWDG accounts are eligible to be activated for the HPC system. Therefore student accounts are not eligible to be activated (i.e. accounts with mail addresses ending in, even though they are marked as full accounts in the portal. For students who need to use the HPC systems, they can apply for a full GWDG account via the institute they are working for or writing their thesis at. For this, please fill out the form below.

To see if you have a full GWDG account and can therefore be activated for th HPC service, log in to our portal, and take a look at your account page. If the institute ends with “Nutzer o. Institut (GNOI)”, it is NOT a full account.

To get your account activated, please create a ticket via email to, including your username and ideally from the email address associated with the account.

Please note that our ability to activate your account for the HPC service is subject to export control regulations.

Getting a full GWDG Account

To apply for a full GWDG account, please fill out this form. Once you have such an account, you can have it activated as described above.

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