Accessing the ACF Community Cluster

Accessing the ACF Community Cluster

ITTC Provided Documentation and Support

General information on obtaining access and the layout of the system can be found here:
https://acf.ku.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

A detailed guide on submitting jobs to the cluster can be found here:
https://acf.ku.edu/wiki/index.php/Cluster_Jobs_Submission_Guide

To gain access to the ACF cluster please send an email to: clusterhelp@acf.ku.edu


SSH Access to ITTC Systems

Users accessing the ACF from outside Nichols hall will first need to SSH into ssh.ittc.ku.edu and then from there SSH to either login1.ittc.ku.edu or login2.ittc.ku.edu.

Custom SSH Port Settings

Users SSHing into ITTC systems need to use an alternate port (62) when connecting to ssh.ittc.ku.edu. There are two main ways to accomplish this task:

With Each SSH Command

Simply supply the -p 62 argument to ssh (and many other SSH based commands).
For example: ssh -p 62 jayhawk@ssh.ittc.ku.edu

With the .ssh/config File

A Host section can be setup in your .ssh/config file that will automatically set the correct connection options for SSHing to ITTC systems. For example, if your ITTC username was jayhawk, add the following to your .ssh/config file:

Host ittc ssh.ittc.ku.edu
    User jayhawk
    Hostname ssh.ittc.ku.edu
    Port 62

With these lines in your .ssh/config file you can now SSH to ITTC using the command: ssh ittc


Mathematics Specific Software Packages

Information on available software packages, and instructions on how to activate and use these packages can be found at: http://www.math.ku.edu/computing-help/docs/user/acf-cluster/software-packages.html


ACF Cluster Specifications

Current hardware specifications for the ACF Cluster can be found here:
http://ittc.ku.edu/cluster/acf_cluster_hardware.html