UNIX-based system, such as linux and Mac OS X, generally are equipped with an ssh client.
Use the ssh command from a terminal:
login_idis replaced by your cluster user name.
Install one of the following ssh client programs:
- PuTTY, How to Configure PuTTY. Free (MIT-licensed) SSH client.
- Cygwin a collection of tools which provide some linux functionalities in Windows systems (free).
You can run interactive applications that have Graphical User interfaces (GUI) by connecting to the cluster login node using ssh with X11 Forwarding enabled. Your local machine must be running an X server and enable X11 forwarding in order to display graphical output. See: Setting up X11 Forwarding for GUI Applications.
NX is a free, secure, compressed protocol for remote X Window System connections for for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, and Solaris. See: How to download, install, configure and run nx.