Account opening

Access conditions

The ESPRI Mesocentre is devoted to the research carried out at IPSL by IPSL laboratory staff and its partners. For non-IPSL staff as well as non-permanent staff, it is mandatory to provide a permanent staff member of one of the components of IPSL as a referent. This referent must have an account on IPSL mesocenter
Requests for accounts are made on-line via the form below. You will receive a reply by email.
Each account is independent and belongs to a single user.
Requests for accounts with non-institutional e-mail addresses in gmail, yahoo … will be ignored.


Ssh keys :

Access to Mesocenter servers is made  via a secure SSH connection with key ( No password )

To generate your ssh keys please read the following documentation :

  • Under unix : « ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 » then  « cd ~/.ssh »
  • Copy/paste the contents of the public part ( into the form below.
  • If you already have a public key, you can attach it to the form in the same way.
  • Under windows, use puttygen to generate the ssh keys and make a copy/paste of the key displayed in <<publickey for pasting into openSSH authorized_keys file>>
  • An ssh public key is a string starting with  » ssh-rsa AAAA » . if you don’t have that , this is not the good one.


Information list :

The registration to the mesocentre information list « » is automatic at the opening of the account.

ESPRI Mesocentre Account Opening Form

    CreationModification in case of modification give your login
    YOU ARE :
    Name* First name*
    Email* Phone
    Institutional address Status*
    Your laboratory* External IPSL
    Contract or internship : From To
    Referent (Permanent staff) of an IPSL laboratory for non-permanent or external staff:
    Name First name
    Email Phone
    Mesocentre Login Laboratory
    A. What are the themes of your activities ?
    B. For which applications do you want to open this account ?
    C. Which data sets, model outputs or specials groups do you want to use ?
    D. What is the expected duration of this study ?
    E. Sizing of the need
    - Storage (specify an order of magnitude in Go)
    - Calculation and disk usage (1 = low, 3 = intensive)
    Calculation level 123
    Disk writing level 123
    Disk Read Level    123
    SSH KEY :
    Copy/paste the contents of your public rsa key (this starts with "ssh-rsa") : *
    I declare I have read the computer charters necessary for the use of the mesocenter.
    Renater charter* UPMC charter* Polytechnique charter*
    Result of the operation*