HPC Grid Tutorial: How to Run X11

Follow these steps to run the X11 on the Grid for X forwarding. 

If you are using Unix/Mac OSX/Linux, then X11 may be already installed on your system. 

However, if it is not, you can download it at the links below:

For MAC OSX: https://www.xquartz.org/

For others: https://www.x.org/wiki/Releases/Download/

 

1. Logon to the Grid.

2. Submit an interactive job: qsub -I -q wsuq -X

Note: In this example we chose the wsuq; however, choose whichever queue is best for your needs. The '-X' options allows you to use X11 without opening a new session. 

3. Type xterm and press Enter.

4. An X11 window will open. You are now using X11 through the Grid.