[torqueusers] X Forwarding of Jobs

Gabe Turner gabe at msi.umn.edu
Wed Dec 10 09:57:35 MST 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 01:59:34PM +0100, Justin Finnerty wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 01:35 -0700, Chris Vaughan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have a question about how you could set the following up.
> > 
> > We have a cluster with submission/login nodes users login to those nodes and submit jobs to the cluster.  They are usually doing this from home or at a terminal that is not a login node.  What some of the users would like is to foward back the x display of an interactive job.  Is there a way to forward this outside of the cluster and back to the users computer at home with Torque?
> > 
> Why can't they do "ssh -A -X" from home then "qsub -I -X"?  If this
> fails I would suspect that libX11 is not installed on the compute nodes.

This is exactly how we do that here and it works great.

Gabe Turner                                             gabe at msi.umn.edu
UNIX System Administrator,
University of Minnesota
Supercomputing Institute                          http://www.msi.umn.edu

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