PLEIADES User Documentation

Welcome to the user documentation of the Scientific Computing Center PLEIADES, at the University of Wuppertal. This page provides an introduction to our cluster, as well as best practices and answers to common questions.

If you are a new user, please read our getting started guide and the hardware description. Note, that there are multiple best practice pages with useful tips and solutions to common problems. There is also more information about Slurm, using GPU nodes, MPI, and available software.

In case of further questions you can contact us at


More Resources

  • Official PLEIADES page with public information and recent news
  • The contains many useful explanations about HPC topics, as well as tutorials, covering
    • Linux introduction
    • Profiling with gprof
    • OpenMP porgramming
    • GPU programming

The PLEIADES Cluster