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Interactive Resources

Some applications may require a Graphical User Interface (GUI), or are interactive programs which are resource-intensive (such as CPU or RAM).

These may include applications such as:

  • matlab
  • fluent/ansys
  • dl_poly
  • gams
  • gaussian
  • spm
  • stata
  • octave
  • plink
  • R/perl/python/ruby scripts which are resource-heavy

Where to Run

Rather than running these applications on the headnode, where they may use excessive resources, you must run them on a compute node.

How to Run

You must request an interactive allocation through the queuing system.

Interactive resources which use GUI interfaces can be executed from a Linux or Mac OSX or Windows desktop. It is done using X-forwarding over an SSH tunnel.

The following pages detail the procedures for these operating systems: