Interactive Sessions

Interactive Coding or GUI Launching from Compute Nodes

One convenient way to take advantage of the computational resources on a compute node, either while programming or using a program such as Matlab, is through an interactive session that will open up a new command prompt on one of the compute nodes. To launch an interactive session type:


This will then prompt you for what kinds of resources you will be using.

You can then run the commands directly on the compute node. This interactive session launches a GNU Screen. Full documentation on Screen can be found at: