Connect to the HPCC
Connect to the gateway
Open the SSH client in your local computer and run
ssh -XY <username>@hpcc.msu.edu, where
<username> should be your HPCC account name. SSH will prompt for your password. Please type the password of your MSU NetID (the password will be invisible). Upon a successful login, you will see a welcome message and current usage load for each development/dev-node.
Our gateway is for entrance to the HPCC system only. Connect further to a dev-node for your program running and other tasks. See the next section.
NOTE: If you have difficulty in X11 forwarding (e.g. receiving an error message "Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated"), please check your local machine's "config" file (
$HOME/.ssh/config) setting. It should look like
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SSH to a dev-node
To access a dev-node from gateway, pick one and type "
ssh -X node-name" (if you don't need to launch a GUI program, omit
See here for dev-node usage and policy.
If your local computer has a X-Windows client installed (such as Xquatz, or mobaxterm ...) and you log into the nodes with the
-X option, you can test if GUI will work by running
xeyes on the command line. If everything is set correctly, you should see a pop-up window containing a pair of eyes.