Connecting from Mac/OSX

Connecting from Mac/OSX

If you are connecting to HPC2N from a Mac, you have a number of options, aside from the built in SSH client Terminal. Several exists, both commercial and free. Here are some of the more common ones:

  • ssh (built-in in Terminal)
  • iTerm2 (free)

If you want to be able to open graphical displays (say for opening the Matlab graphical interface), you need an X11 server. It is not installed as standard on Mac, but you can get it by installing XQuartz.

Installing software with EasyBuild as a user

  • Posted on: 14 March 2017
  • By: bbrydsoe

Installing software modules with EasyBuild as a user

NOTE: If you have read the official EasyBuild instructions there will have been mention of a configuration file. When installing software as a user, you do NOT need an EasyBuild configuration file, and it can even cause problems to have one.

This guide will let you install software (and create a module for easy loading) to your $HOME/Public directory, under a subdirectory called easybuild.

Running ThinLinc

Running ThinLinc

ThinLinc is a cross-platform remote desktop server developed by Cendio AB. At HPC2N, ThinLinc is installed only on Kebnekaise.

ThinLinc is especially useful when you need to use software with a graphical interface, like INTEL VTune or MATLAB. Look at our MATLAB page for information about running MATLAB.


Updated: 2020-10-13, 15:07