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The UNICORE Forum e.V. is an organizational member of the Open Grid Forum (OGF).

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Forschungszentrum Jülich is a member of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).


UNICORE is part of the European Middleware Initiative.

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UNICORE Forum e.V.



The UNICORE Forum e.V. was founded in December 1999 by developers, leading European HPC centres, and supporting hardware vendors as a non-profit association to foster the distribution and use of UNICORE, to publish and maintain the specifications, to coordinate further development, certify implementations and extensions, and to support workshops.


In case you wish to contact specifically the UNICORE Forum e.V., please use the following addresses:

UNICORE Forum e.V.
c/o Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing
Prof. Dr. Achim Streit
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


Information Letter

An information letter with news about UNICORE and its developments as well as news from the board is published twice per year.

The topics of the current Information Letter (December 2015) are:

Members get access to the newsletter in the internal area. If you are not a member of the UNICORE Forum e.V. you can subscribe to the information letter by sending an containing the subject subscribe.




This press kit contains flyers about 10 reasons to use UNICORE, the UNICORE Forum e.V., the community, the various software components, UNICORE-based Grid infrastructures, standards adoption and interoperability.


This video (27 MB, 4:40) shows UNICORE from the user's view, from the initial question to the final solution. It touches application integration and workflows as well as processing.

UNICORE Presentations

Strengths of UNICORE

This brief presentation highlights the characteristics of UNICORE. It contains reasons to use UNICORE from the point of view of managers, users, resource providers, and developers.

UNICORE Technical Introduction (pptx)

This UNICORE presentation (pdf) gives a technical introduction to UNICORE. It contains a description of its concepts and features, includes screenshots and figures as well as use-case examples.

UNICORE Architecture

UNICORE Architecture

An overview of the UNICORE 6 architecture and detailed explanation of the components.

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