Please view this recording if you want to learn more about the features of Coldfront allocations portal, and how PIs can use it to best benefit their groups. (NOTE: This recording is mostly geared towards our faculty). 

Faculty members that are new to CCR will need to:

  1. Create a CCR account
  2. Request an upgrade of your account to a 'PI' account.  Once your account is upgrade, we will let you know and you can move to step 3.
  3. Create a project in ColdFront and request allocations for the resources you want access to (see steps below)

Once #1 and #2 above are complete, you must create a new project in our resource allocation management portal, ColdFront.  ColdfFont allows faculty to manage what resources at CCR they have access to, add/remove users to their group, and provide documentation to CCR for annual reporting to the University.

NOTE:  You must be on a UB network (either on campus or connected to the UB VPN) to access this site!

STEP 1:  Before you will be able to run jobs or get access to any of CCR's resources, you will need to add a project:

Creating a new project

STEP 2:  Then you will need to request an allocation to at least one resource (cluster, storage, cloud, etc) at CCR you'd like to use.  If you require access to more than one resource, you can request multiple allocations at this time:

Requesting new allocations

This article details out the types of resources CCR offers so you know which ones to request allocations for

STEP 3 (optional): You can also add users to your group that will get access to the resources you allow:

Adding users to your project and/or allocations

NOTE: University policy strictly forbids the sharing of accounts so if you have students, staff or post-docs that are working for you, they must have their own CCR account.