How to use X11 tunnelling in interactive torque

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This KB Article References: High Performance Computing
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Last Updated: October 12, 2017

To use X11 in an interactive torque (PBS) shell, first ssh into the login node from your local machine with the -X or -Y flag:

ssh -X netid@login.seawulf.stonybrook.edu

To route the tunnel to your local machine from a compute node, pass the X flag to qsub as well:

qsub -IX -l nodes=1:ppn=28 -q short

This will enable X11 tunnelling to your local machine.

For users on OSX and Windows, there are X-Window managers that can be installed. Recommendations for OSX include Quartz, while Windows users can install X-ming or Moba X-term on Windows.

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