Get a Mammouth account from scratch

This page will walk you through getting a Mammouth Account. We will detail the following steps:


1. Get a Compute Canada Data Base (CCDB) account
2. Get a legacy Compute Québec account
3. Activate your Mammouth Account
4. Connect

1. Get a Compute Canada Data Base (CCDB) account

a. Go to: https://ccdb.computecanada.ca/account_application
b. Agree with the policy and submit!
c. Fill the form.

Note: if you are a student or a post-doc (or any other kind of Sponsored User), to be eligible to apply to Compute Canada, the Principle Investigator (PI) of your laboratory must also have an account. You will need the Compute Canada Role Identifier (CCRI) of your sponsor/PI. The CCRI has the abc-123-01 form. It is free for Canadian academics to use the Compute Canada servers.

It will take one or two days before your account request is processed.

2. Get a legacy Compute Québec account

Once you have your CCDB account, go to this page , log in with your CCDB username, and ask for a Calcul Québec (CQ) account by clicking on apply. You will be asked to fill a form.

Your CQ account should be activated about 2 hours later.

3. Activate your Mammouth Account

After about 2 hours, or once your CQ account is activated, go to the Calcul Quebec portal , log in with your CQ account and activate your mp2 account by turning its Access Status to “ON”.

Access to Mammouth is instantly granted.

4. Connect

Unix/Linux/Mac or Windows-with-bash

a. Open an sh style terminal (most probably a BASH one), type:
ssh my_cc_account@mp2b.ccs.usherbrooke.ca
b. Enter your CC account password.

Voilà!

Windows-with-putty

a. Open putty
b. Select “Session” on the left side panel
c. Select “SSH” and fill the “Host Name” entry with: mp2b.ccs.usherbrooke.ca
d. Click “Open”
A terminal will open and ask you to connect with your CC account.

Voilà!