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  1. Visit the Intel® Developer Cloud Console.

  2. Choose Create an Account or Sign in.

    Intel Developer Cloud Console Sign-In

    Intel Developer Cloud Console Sign-In

    Create an account with your email address. This becomes the account ID.

    1. Click Create an Account.

    2. Follow instructions in the dialog and complete required fields.

    3. Sign in with the email address you used to register your account.

  3. Choose a workflow:

Quick Launch Training

Quickly launch a training node in the SLURM cluster.


No SSH key is required.

  1. Visit Intel® Developer Cloud Console.

  2. In the menu at left, click the icon, or Training Catalog.

  3. In the Training and Workshops, choose an option:

    1. Click Launch to run any Jupyter Notebook.

    2. Click Launch JupyterLab and follow the next step.

  4. In the Launcher, click an option to create a resource:

    • Notebook

    • Console

    • Other

Classic Launch Instance

Configure your account to launch an instance from the hardware catalog.


Uploading an SSH key is required.

Set Up SSH Keys

Configuring SSH keys requires two steps. First, create an SSH key locally. Second, upload it to your account. Setting up an SSH Key is a one-time task.


Never share your private keys with anyone. Never create a SSH Private key without a passphrase.

Create an SSH Key

Launch a Terminal on your system to generate an SSH Key. For MacOS* systems, follow the Linux OS instructions.

Click the tab for your operating system (OS).

  1. Launch a Terminal on your local system.

  2. To generate an SSH key, copy and paste the following to your Terminal.

    ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa
  3. If you’re prompted to overwrite, select No.

  4. Click the copy icon. Then paste this command in your Terminal to show the generated SSH key.

    cat ~/.ssh/
  5. Continue below.

Upload an SSH Key

  1. In the Intel® Developer Cloud, click on the Account keys icon.

    Account keys icon

    Account keys icon

  2. In Account keys, click Upload key.

  3. Enter a name for your key in Key name.

  4. Paste the contents of your SSH key in Key contents.

    Contents of SSH key

    Contents of SSH key

  5. Select Upload.

  6. Verify that your SSH key appears in the table, as shown.

    Account Keys - SSH Key added

    Account Keys - SSH Key added

Launch a compute instance

  1. Log in to Intel® Developer Cloud.

  2. From the QuickStart menu, select Hardware Catalog.

    Select Hardware Catalog

    Select Hardware Catalog

Configure an instance

Select options from pull-down menus to configure your instance.

The following example shows an instance with options already selected.

Configure an instance

Configure an instance

  1. From Instance family, select your choice.

  2. From Instance Type, select your choice.


    Optionally, select Compare instance types to compare instances’ specifications.

  3. From Machine image, select your choice.

  4. In Instance name, enter a name in lowercase. Optional: Use hyphens.

  5. Under Public Keys, select checkbox for SSH public keys added previously.

  6. Click on Launch to launch an instance.

  7. View the column State.

  8. Wait for for State to show Ready.

Continue at Connect to an Instance.

Redeem cloud credit coupon

  1. Open the cloud credits option from your account menu.

    Cloud Credits

    Cloud Credits

  2. Click the redeem coupon button.

    Redeem Coupon Button

    Redeem Coupon Button

  3. Enter your cloud credit code. Then click redeem.

  4. The system will process your coupon and will show you if the credit redemption was successful.

Optional Steps

Access via Corporate Network

If you’re connecting to Intel® Developer Cloud from your company Corporate Network, you’ll need to update SSH config file.


If you connect using PowerShell on Microsoft Windows Operating System, you must install gitforwindows.

  1. SSH Configuration is an one-time task.

  2. Your SSH configuration file is in a folder named .ssh under your user’s home folder. If the file is not present, create one.

  3. Copy and paste the following to SSH config file:

    Host 146.152.*.*
    ProxyCommand /usr/bin/nc -x PROXYSERVER:PROXYSPORT %h %p
  4. From your Lab Administrator, get PROXYSERVER and PROXYPORT in your Corporate Network for SSH, NOT for HTTP/HTTPS Proxy.

  5. Replace PROXYSERVER and PROXYPORT with the information you received from your lab administrator and save the SSH Config file.