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It is possible to run interactive and X-Windows applications on the cloud.
We strongly recommend you investigate a way to run your jobs non-interactively - most software applications can do this. Please try to keep your interactive jobs to short-running or investigative runs.
SSH into cloud.seas.wustl.edu, and make sure you've got X-Windows Forwarding enabled.
Pre defined interactive applications
aliases have been created for comsol, fluent, gambit and matlab, qcomsol qfluent qgambit qmatlab abaqus cae -mesa
if you will be repeatedly launching interactive jobs, you might want to create an ssh-key (ssh-keygen -t dsa ) and use ssh-add .
To get a login prompt, simply type
You'll be presented with a session on one of the cluster nodes.
X Windows Application
To bring a single X-Windows application back, type
and after a brief delay, your application will pop up.