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System Description:

This system is for CHPC users needing large memory for statistical analysis. The system has 48 Cores, 512GB of RAM, and 1TB of disk space, and can mount your user space and group space if needed. 

We have SAS 9.3 with text miner, SPSS, R, STATA, Mathematica, Matlab, and Microsoft Office 2010 on Kachina.  

Once you use windows remote desktop (RDP) to get to you can run any of the applications listed. You must have a valid CHPC account to access this system. If coming from off campus, you must use the CHPC VPN pool ( when you start the VPN); you must also request that we add you to this VPN pool or you will be denied access.


1) Use remote desktop to RDP to

a) For windows goto 'start' > 'all programs' > 'accessories' 'remote desktop connection', for linux use rdesktop. 

b) Enter the hostname of (or on linux use rdesktop  

c) Read (and comply with) the banner warning about authorized access use.

d) Login using your campus username and password which is ad\UNID and then your normal campus password. 

2) If you are using a Mac  (Please see addendum below in comments field...)

  1. Go to and download and install Cord.
  2. After CoRD is installed start the program and put in the quick connect box and hit enter.
  3. When the server screen pops up. Enter ad\UNID and your password.
  4. This will log you in and you will be ready to go. 


If you need help with this system, please send email to


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  1. HERE are some revised/updated instruction for remote desktop on a Mac...

    OK, Now that you have an active VPN connection, you can use the a Remote desktop program to remote display into swasey or kachina...

    NOTE: swasey is for working with protected/regulated data and not for general use - kachina is for general use

    Your mac may have office 'remote desktop connection' which will work OK but we've had better experiences with the Microsoft Remote Desktop which can be download free from the apple store.

    Once you have remote desktop installed, open it up and put or in the computer field.  In the username field put your uNID, in the domain field put 'ad' (for active directory), now authenticate with your passwd and you should get a remote window on to swasey/kachina.  If there are any issues with this please send email to