Connecting to Linux Workstations and Clusters

All of the ARC Linux based machines can be connected to through direct login using secure shell (ssh).

Linux and macOS users can execute ssh commands directly in the 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 Workstations

Applications such as Matlab can be run using the GUI from the Linux workstations 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.