Getting Started

Requesting access to an HPC account can be done through this link.

Once your account has been created, please visit to activate and sync your password.

To access KoKo you have three methods to choose from.

  1. SSH
  2. X2GO
  3. Microsoft Remote Desktop


Accessing KoKo through SSH is accomplished using an SSH client and connecting to, port 22. Windows users will best accomplished this using Putty, which may be downloaded here. Mac and Linux users should use their preferred terminal application and the “ssh” client.

More detailed instructions can be found on our SSH page here.


Please visit our X2Go page for more detailed instructions on connecting to Koko here.

Microsoft Remote Desktop

For instructions on accessing KoKo through Remote Desktop, please visit our Microsoft Remote Desktop page here.

Rhian Resnick, Assistant Director HPC and Middleware, conducted two tutorial presentations the week of November 3rd, 2014 in the College of Engineering. Most of the information is repeated in this presentation.