CRMDA Computing

If you will be using CRMDA's cluster computing or remote computing for theses, dissertations or any published research, please include the following acknowledgement:

"We thank the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis and the College of Liberal Sciences at the University of Kansas for access to their high performance compute cluster on which many of the calculations reported here were conducted."

Sign up for an account!

In order to obtain access, it is necessary to register with CRMDA. See the Account Signup Page.

What to do after obtaining an account

Access: Remote Computing Overview

Interactive Sessions: Details Batch Jobs/Long-running Computations External Storage
Parallel Programs R packages Linux Terminology ACF Modules

There is No Lifeguard on Duty

CRMDA offers workshops and 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.

Users who have difficulty connecting should visit CRMDA 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 CRMDA or send an email message to

Now the Legal Disclaimers:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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 the Center for Research Computing,

Software Help Pages

In addition to the parallel computing help pages on R packages and R parallel programming, please see the Guides Page.

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