Due to the current situation, the exchange with the HPC team is currently limited:

  • Please contact us by e-mail to one of the addresses below. Primarily, please contact our support address
  • We are currently not available by telephone. However, if you urgently need a personal conversation, we will be happy to call you back after consultation.
  • Until further notice, we are not personally present in the office.

Dr. Stefan Harfst

+49 (0)441 798-3147

W3 1-139

Fynn Schwietzer

 +49 (0)441 798-3287

 W3 1-139

HPC Support


Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät V - Geschäftsstelle
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


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Newsletter September 2021

HPC newsletter from September (2021)

Dear HPC users,

we have compiled another newsletter for you with HPC related topics, except for the third news item, which is about the need for tutors for the upcoming Programming Course C++ (feel free to forward this information also to non-HPC users):

  1. HPC Course (reminder): The next three-day course “Introduction to HPC” has been scheduled for September 20th to 22nd from 10am to 17pm. The course will be given online with BigBlueButton and the agenda for the full course is as follows:

    Day 1 – Introduction to HPC (HPC Cluster, Job Scheduler, …)
    Day 2 – Parallel Programming
    Day 3 – Using Matlab on the HPC Cluster

    Therefore, each day targets a different audience and it is perfectly ok to only participate in the sessions that suit your particular needs. If interested, please sign up for the course in Stud.IP (the course id is 5.WR.1037). More information about the course is also available in the HPC wiki.

  2. Requesting Accounts for HLRN: As you may know, as a member of the University of Oldenburg you are entitled to use the high-performance compute clusters EMMY and LISE of the HLRN. To get an account there, you first have to fill out and sign an application online. The application will then be forwarded via the institute/department to Stefan Harfst who is the local consultant for the HLRN. The exact procedure is described in the HPC Wiki.
  3. Tutors for C++-programming course needed: Not strictly HPC, but the Physics Department is still looking for tutors for the Programming Course C++ (pb262, 5.04.255). If you are interested, please contact for more details. Application is possible via the Physics Department (page is only in German, ignore the deadline).
  4. Dates: Please take note following upcoming
    * Introduction to HPC course: September 20th to 22nd, 10 am – 17 pm (online)
    * Parallel Programming Workshop: October 11th - 15th (by HLRS, online, small fee)
    * Meeting of the HPC user representatives: September 24th at 10 am (online)
    * Deadline for HLRN proposals: October, 28th
  5. Software News: The following modules are now available on hpc-env/8.3:
  • SALOME/9.7.0-GCCcore-8.3.0-Python-3.7.4
  • ElmerFEM/9.0-foss-2019b
  • canu/2.1.1-GCCcore-8.3.0
  • minimap2/2.22-GCCcore-8.3.0
  • fluka/2021.2.1-Singularity
  • OpenFOAM/9-gimkl-2019b
  • SPAdes/3.15.3-GCC-8.3.0-Python-3.7.4
  • parallel/20210322-GCCcore-8.3.0
  • Biopython/1.78-foss-2019b-Python-3.7.4
  • MCScanX/10.2020-GCCcore-8.3.0
  • FastANI/1.33-GCC-8.3.0
  • Lua/5.3.5-GCCcore-8.3.0
  • osrm-backend/5.25.0-foss-2019b
  • Lumerical/2021-R2.1-2779 *
    * All previous versions will be deleted because they can’t interact with the new license server.
  • … and much more packages! So you might want to take a look at our software page, should you need one or two dependency updates.

The list above might not be complete, you can always search for software with the command “module spider <softwarename>”.

The next newsletter is planned for October.

Best wishes and happy computing

Your HPC team

(Changed: 2021-04-30)