New Account

To sign up for access to the KU Community Cluster, you must:

  • Have a KU account. If you are an external user, you must first have a Sponsored Temporary Account.
  • Reach out to an owner group to be a part of. If you don't know of any owner groups please email crchelp@ku.edu.
    • If you would like to purchase hardware to become an owner group, please email crchelp@ku.edu

If you have all the above, then fill out the form for a New Account

Connecting

​The cluster uses your KU Online ID and password.

  • SSH: Use SSH2 client to connect to hpc.crc.ku.edu for example:
    ssh username@hpc.crc.ku.edu
    

    Replace username with your KU Online ID, and then authenticate with your KU Online ID password. Alternatively, you can set up public-key authentication. SSH connections to hpc.crc.ku.edu resolve to either of the following login nodes:

    submit1.hpc.crc.ku.edu
    submit2.hpc.crc.ku.edu
    
  • Remote Viz: Remote Viz is the software which allows users to access the cluster using a graphical desktop window. Remote Viz allows users to use a Linux desktop, for those users unaccustomed to working in Unix-like command-line environments.

Campus

If you are connecting from any of the University of Kansas' campuses, you may connect as the instructions above show.

Off-Campus

If you wish to connect the KU Community Cluster from off campus, you must connect through KU Anywhere. If you have multiple VPN Entitlements, any one of them will work. After successful connection, you may connect as instructed above.


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