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==== Connecting Using NX ====
 
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The login node is running and NX server, so you it is possible to connect with and NX client.  Note that this is beta software.
  
The login node is running and NX server, so you it is possible to connect with and NX client.
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You can install an NX client (see installation instructions below) and then connect to hornet.engr.uconn.edu.  In your session definition be sure to specify a GNOME SESSION. 
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==== NX client for Linux ====
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The recommended NX client for Linux is qtnx.  From Debian or Ubuntu this can be installed with the command "sudo apt-get install qtnx"
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From Fedora, "yum install fedora"
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==== Connecting Using NX from OSX ====
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The recommended NX client for OSX is OpenNX: http://opennx.net/download.html
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==== Connecting Using NX from Windows ====
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The recommended NX client for Windows is OpenNX: http://opennx.net/download.html
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=== Running X11 Jobs ===
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Once you have a GUI gnome session, you can run your jobs with bsub. For a single core job which uses X11, the following will work:
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  bsub -XF programname

Revision as of 22:37, 13 February 2013

Running X11 GUI Apps

It is possible to run X11 GUI apps on the Hornet cluster. In general, this is not recommended and submitting batch jobs is strongly preferable. However, sometimes X11 is necessary and there are various ways to do this.

Connecting

Connecting Using NX

The login node is running and NX server, so you it is possible to connect with and NX client. Note that this is beta software.

You can install an NX client (see installation instructions below) and then connect to hornet.engr.uconn.edu. In your session definition be sure to specify a GNOME SESSION.

NX client for Linux

The recommended NX client for Linux is qtnx. From Debian or Ubuntu this can be installed with the command "sudo apt-get install qtnx" From Fedora, "yum install fedora"

Connecting Using NX from OSX

The recommended NX client for OSX is OpenNX: http://opennx.net/download.html

Connecting Using NX from Windows

The recommended NX client for Windows is OpenNX: http://opennx.net/download.html

Running X11 Jobs

Once you have a GUI gnome session, you can run your jobs with bsub. For a single core job which uses X11, the following will work:

  bsub -XF programname