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CISER Computing User's Manual: Get a Computing Account

Obtaining a CISER computing account


Windows users:

  • Connecting from a Windows OS is the recommended and most highly supported method.
  • Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 is required to have fully supported access. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
  • Remote Desktop Connection for Windows is included in Windows 7, 8, and 10 systems.

Mac users:

Chromebook users:

  • Chromebook users with remote access software can have access, though support is limited.
  • Users must install a remote access application such as Chrome RDP.

Apply for a computing account

To obtain a user account on the CISER research servers, complete and submit the computing account request form.

Accounts are usually set up within 48 hours, although it may take up to a week. It depends on how long it takes to obtain the needed reviews and approvals of your application form. 

All social science researchers at Cornell are eligible for CISER computing accounts, as well as their students, research staff, and assistants.

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