Creating an account

  • The Hydra cluster serves both VUB and ULB researchers. Hydra is also the VUB node within VSC and thus accessible to researchers with a VSC account.
  • The Vega cluster is a CECI cluster and is accessible only with a CECI account.

VUB/ULB accounts

First activate your Hydra account in your personal account manager (PAM)

If you cannot activate your Hydra account, send an email to or according to your affiliation and ask to activate your account. Please provide your NetID in your request and possibly the purpose of the Hydra usage, your group name and your supervisor if applicable.

Undergraduate students must ask their supervisor to fill out a registration form here:

VSC accounts

VUB researchers can request a VSC account.

Follow the instructions in the VSC docs on getting access

CECI accounts

ULB researchers can request a CECI account.

Follow the instructions on the CECI web site: