Connecting

Connecting to the HPC Resources

All HPC resources are running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Linux and macOS users can execute ssh commands directly using their favorite terminal application.

Windows users require an ssh program such as PuTTY.

For example, Gompei (a macOS user) could log into the Ace cluster with his WPI username by running the following command in a terminal:

ssh gompei@ace.wpi.edu

Running Applications with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) from Linux Servers

Applications such as Matlab can be run using the GUI from the Linux servers using ssh and X windows. Most Linux operating systems have X windows installed by default. macOS users will need to install XQuartz. Windows users will need to install Cygwin.

In order to launch interactive GUI applications, you will need to log in through ssh and include the -Y flag:

ssh -Y gompei@ace.wpi.edu

Connecting to Windows Terminal Servers

All of the ARC Windows terminal servers can be connected to using Microsoft Remote Desktop on Windows or macOS, or Remmina on Linux. Remmina is the default remote desktop client on Ubuntu, and is installed on all versions 11.04 and higher.