CRMDA Computing: Where the Information Age Becomes Reality
As of July 7, 2015, the new Advanced Computing Facility (ACF) cluster is up and running! The login node is login2.acf.ku.edu. This will have all of the functionality of the previous login nodes, plus more. For instructions, please see the Remote Computing Help page.
Sign up for an account!
In order to obtain access, it is necessary for faculty and student researchers to register with the CRMDA. For registration information, see the Account Signup Page.
|Batch Jobs/ Long-running Computations||External Storage||Parallel Programs & R packages|
|Winstat||Linux Terminology||Modules||Installing/creating programs & folders|
There is No Lifeguard on Duty
We offer workshops and have open consulting for users who want to get started. But please proceed with the "swim at your own risk" attitude. There is plenty to learn and users will have to take the initiative to review our instructions and navigate their way.
We don't do phone support on these systems. Users who have difficulty connecting should come to the CRMDA offices during open consulting hours. If your computer is portable, please bring it. Otherwise, we can let you log in on one of our properly configured systems and help you learn how a system ought to work. If you believe there is a network or server hardware malfunction, please come into the CRMDA, or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now the Legal Disclaimers.
- No Implied Warranty of any sort. Access is offered as a courtesy of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis and the College of Liberal Arts. We offer access, without any legally binding warranty of service. Users should be advised that the research facility might fail, that connectivity and file storage might be lost due to natural disasters, especially at the least convenient times and when users have short deadlines on big projects.
- Please Keep Backups on your own systems! Users are advised to keep backups of vital information. Do not assume that material left on the ACF systems will remain there permanently.
- Access to these systems in not supported through the central KU Information Technology system. Consultants at KU's help line, 864-8080, do not know anything about our systems and they will not be able to help you. Please do not bother the KU IT consultants with questions about our systems. If you need help, please contact email@example.com.
Software Help Pages
In the Help, we offer collection of tips and links about programming and software usage that should help researchers on all operating systems. For a complete list of all CRMDA published guides, please see out Guides Page.