Running applications on theory remotely

First, please be aware that theory is shared by a lot of people so don't run long and/or processor intensive tasks on it as far as possible.

From a Windows Machine

  1. Download the Cygwin setup program
  2. Run it and install the following packages:
  3. Launch Cygwin and at the prompt type the following:
    xstartwin.sh
    and press enter
  4. A new xtrem window should open up. In it type:
    ssh -Y username@theory.caltech.edu
  5. You can now run your favorite graphical applications

From a Linux/Unix machine

  1. In a terminal check you ssh version by ssh -V. If it is 3.8+ use:
    ssh -Y username@theory.caltech.edu to connect to theory otherwise use ssh -X username@theory.caltech.edu
  2. You can now run your favorite graphical applications.

From an OSX machine

See http://www.cs.toronto.edu/support/remote_ssh_tunneling_mac_xwindows.html