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Step 2: First login

After an account has been created, an email is sent redirecting new users to this page. You should note the project number ''{faculty_id}_{nnnn}', where {faculty} represents your sponsoring faculty's NetID, and {nnnn} is an (arbitrary, but small) number'. This will be your Unix group on the ECCO cluster, and determines whom you can easily share files with.

Initial password reset

The password sent to you is a temporary password. Before you can do anything else, you need to reset your password. Please read these procedures carefully. You only need to follow these procedures once (and possibly later, if you need a password reset)

  1. Choose a new password. The ECCO is managed part of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) cluster infrastructure. The CAC Wiki provides more detailed instructions on how to use a SSH login (Win/Mac/Linux), password rules, etc. Do not follow any of the other instructions on the CAC Wiki, since the ECCO is a separate set of login and compute servers. In particular, you do not need to follow the X-windows part of the instructions (although you can, if you so choose, but read on for a solution that most users find more convenient)
  2. Change your password:
    1. via the CAC "My Account" page.
    2. using an SSH client.

Subsequent connections

Subsequent connections to the ECCO are done with a graphical login using NX. The Nomachine NX client is free to use. See configuration instructions under Step 4.

Acknowledging the ECCO

We take this opportunity to ask that you acknowledge the use of resources provided through ECCO. Please send information on publications and mention of any other use of our resources to the department project leads at Documenting the utility of ECCO will help in maintaining funding for this resource.

Next step

Now that you can access the ECCO, you could transfer some data to it.

SDS users: If you have an account on the SDS, your data is already there, and you should go to this next step instead.

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