How to get a NEW ACCOUNT on SISSA main cluster or RENEW it

Accounts e-mail reference

Any information/request about your SISSA account will be managed through the following e-mail address:
accounts@sissa.it
But about renewal requests: users are kindly requested NOT to send their renewal requests directly to accounts@sissa.it. ITCS staff can not change your expiration date without an e-mail of authorization from your account responsible. See you later in the section: How to get an account renewal of this page.

What a STANDARD account on the SISSA MAIN CLUSTER provides

The account provides the following facilities:

About disk space usage on the SISSA-main-cluster user-main-directories, please read the disksusagepage.

About a VISITOR account

VISITOR ACCOUNTS have no SISSA E-MAIL address (no e-mail box, webmail…).
The School has created a web application for registering visitors online before the date of their arrival. Please follow this instructions for the visitor registration.

Please note: VISITOR ACCOUNTS have no a SISSA E-MAIL address (Comitato Utenti ITCS 9/11/2010).

The form must be clearly filled in using capital letters, so as to avoid any misunderstanding and possible errors in the account opening procedure that cause a waste of time to the user and to the staff. The form duly and fully completed and signed is to be handed over to helpdesk Staff, room A-115, before 13.30. The account will normally be operational the same day at 14:30. After 13.30 the account will be operational the next working day.

The username for the new account must be, without exception, made up:

  • by the initial part of the first name followed by a part of the surname or
  • by the surname (sometime it is not possible to use surnames due to problems of homonymy, so generally it is better to choose the other solution).

First names or nicknames will not be accepted.
About your password:


Download the reference guide for the new users (pdf format)


To change the expiration date of an account, it is sufficient an e-mail sent by the account responsible of your Area/Group to: accounts@sissa.it with the new expiration date. Each Area/Group has one or more persons responsibles for the accounts, no other member of staff can sign the form.
Users are kindly requested NOT to send their renewal requests directly to accounts@sissa.it; ITCS staff can not change your expiration date without an e-mail of authorization from your account responsible.

Note that, due to Italian laws, people who do not have a justified relationship with the School CANNOT obtain/maintain a SISSA account, as communicated in the Users' Committee of June 2007 (Italian only).

Area/Group Responsible(s) Co-responsible(s)
Area Matematica
Group: Fisica Matematica / Mathematical Physics (FM/MP) / Laurea Magistrale (LM) Luca Heltai
Group: Analisi Funzionale/Functional Analisys (MA/FA) Luca Heltai
Area Neuroscienze
Group: Neurobiologia (NB) Giuliano Taccola Davide Zoccolan
Group: Neuroscienze/Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) Davide Zoccolan Giuliano Taccola
Area Fisica
Group: Stati Condensati / Condensed Matter (CM) Andrea Dal Corso Angelo Rosa, Riccardo Valdarnini, Andrea Gambassi
Group: Statistical and Biological Physics/Scienze Statistiche e Biologiche (SBP) Angelo Rosa Andrea Dal Corso, Andrea Gambassi, Riccardo Valdarnini
Group: Astrofisica/Astroparticle (AP/APP) Riccardo Valdarnini Andrea Gambassi, Angelo Rosa, Andrea Dal Corso
Group: Particelle / High Energy (PE/HE/APP) Andrea Gambassi Riccardo Valdarnini, Angelo Rosa, Andrea Dal Corso
Other groups
ILAS/LISNU Giuseppe Mussardo
SISSA Administrative and Technical Personnel (STAFF) Alessandra Lucatello any Human Resources Office staff member
Medialab staff Mick McElroy, Enrico M. Balli


The Italian Republic laws as well as standard networking policies govern the use of the account.

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