Use VNC to connect to supercomputers such as Stampede and BU SCC

VNC advantages over X-forwarding:

  • much faster and stabler.
  • very stable and established means of graphical remote control.
  • consumes kB/sec instead of MB/sec.
  • deliberately or accidentally disconnect, and when you reconnect, your VNC desktop is still there as it was.
  1. Install VNC Viewer on your laptop: RealVNC Viewer is free and available for just about any operating system or device.
  2. Start VNC server on supercomputer. Examples:

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