[Beowulf] Improving access to a Linux beowulf cluster for Windows users

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Apr 9 12:41:21 EDT 2008


On 9 Apr 2008, at 4:19 pm, Tom Pierce wrote:
> Dear Beowulf ML,
>
> Are there any good websites that describe how to simplify access to  
> a Linux
> Beowulf cluster for people who use windows computers?  Do you have
> recommendations (besides "Learn Linux") that assist people is  
> accessing your
> cluster?
>
> I have HowTo pages on:
> 1) Loading and running Putty for ssh access
> 2) Loading and running cygwin for a X-server to view graphics
> 3) Loading and using WinSCP for file transfer to and from the cluster.
> 4) Some instructions on howto use the Batch job system (Torque/Maui)  
> for
> common applications.

You could run Samba on one of your head nodes to allow them to  
transfer files that way.  Windows users tend to dislike anything where  
they might have to type something.  :-)

Tim


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