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Welcome to the University of Tartu High Performance Computing centre's official public documentation site.

Here you can find user guides, documentation and information about services and tools provided and hosted by us. The different topics will be in the subdirectories in the left side menu.

In case you have any problems or questions, please make sure to write to

HPC Computing Cluster

We currently host a High Performance Computing cluster called is a Linux based computing cluster with the Slurm queueing system.

For obtaining access, please go to Request an Account

For a quickstart to our cluster, please refer to our HPC Quick Start

Cloud service and

We host a Openstack based VM cloud, where anyone can request virtual hardware.

Main access portal is called ETAIS Waldur. Logging in is available to anyone who can use the thee provided options.


Keep in mind, that if you use one method to log in, in the future you have to use the same method.

This is related to problems between the different identity providers.

For Waldur self-service related guides please refer to ETAIS Self-Service Guide.

To obtain information about how to host applications, install software or any other related information about the cloud, please refer to our Cloud Quick Start

It is also possible, in some very well justified cases, to obtain direct access to the OpenStack backend. This is mainly meant for University of Tartu power users only. To obtain access, please write to

Provided services

University of Tartu High Performance Computing centre also provides a number of services that are available for use.

We will list the services on this page, but please make sure to check out the in-depth documentation of each service.

They are also listed in the Services subdirectory in the menu for direct access.

Service name Description Documentation link
Galaxy Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. Link
Jupyter Tool for running Jupyter playbooks by utilizing the resources of HPC cluster. Currently supports both Python and R languages. Link
Gitlab Gitlab for primarily Institute of Computer Science, but anyone with University of Tartu account can make use of it. Link
Registry Container registry for hosting, pulling, pushing and scanning container images. Link
Vault Vault is a identity and credential service. Link