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:

A detailed guide on submitting jobs to the cluster can be found here:

To gain access to the ACF cluster please send an email to:

SSH Access to ITTC Systems

Users accessing the ACF from outside Nichols hall will first need to SSH into and then from there SSH to either or

Custom SSH Port Settings

Users SSHing into ITTC systems need to use an alternate port (62) when connecting to 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

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
    User jayhawk
    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:

ACF Cluster Specifications

Current hardware specifications for the ACF Cluster can be found here:

Recognition Ceremony Honors Employees’ Service

Congratulations to our faculty and staff who will be recognized at the 2017 Employee Recognition Ceremony for their years of service to KU.

Joseph Huber 10 years
Zsolt Talata 10 years
George Kangas 15 years
Milena Stanislavova 15 years
Atanas Stefanov 15 years
Erik Van Vleck 15 years
Yaozhoung Hu 20 years
Kerrie Brecheisen 30 years
Jeff Lang 30 years