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.

  • Accounts creation is almost fully automatic, it depends on the correct insertion of your personal data and work position information by the office or secretariat of reference.
  • You will receive an email notification about the creation of your account, with the first access password and activation date.
  • Please change it immediately after the opening of your account (please read the change password page);

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

The username is also generated automatically, as the SISSA email address.
Since the user name generation can give unexpected results, you can always refer to the helpdesk in case of user names that contain offensive or inadequate words.

Physical modules are no longer accepted.


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 office or secretariat of reference.
But also this process is fully automatized based on the work information inserted on a contract change or renewal.
In the other cases you must write an email to your Principal Investigator

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Each Area/Group has one or more persons responsibles for the accounts that will be contacted by PIs to ask for renewals.
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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