FSU Biology - Connecting to Pauper (pauper.bio.fsu.edu) from MS Windows via SSH/Xming

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Connecting to Pauper cluster from Mac OSX

The Pauper cluster uses the BIO AD Domain for authentication. Use your BIO AD userid and password.

The Pauper cluster currently consists of 6 computational nodes, pauper.bio.fsu.edu, pauper2.bio.fsu.edu - pauper6.bio.fsu.edu. Change hostname in the instructions below as appropriate for the node to which you are connecting.

Connecting via ssh:

  1. Open terminal application
  2. Type in:   ssh username@pauper<node#>.bio.fsu.edu   and press 'Enter'
  3. Fill in your correct password and you're all set!

Use x11 window instances while connecting via ssh:

For x-windows apps you will need x-windows support which can be gained from the application linked below.

Xquartz download page

  1. Download and run the Xquartz .dmg installer from the link above

  2. Go into your applications folder and run XQuartz (Applications -> Utilities -> XQuartz.app)

  3. Right click on the XQuartz icon in the dock and select 'Applications -> Terminal'. This should bring up a new xterm terminal windows

  4. In this xterm windows, ssh into the linux system of your choice using the -X argument (secure X11 forwarding). For example, to log into pauper.bio.fsu.edu you would run something like:

    ssh -X username@pauper.bio.fsu.edu

    A very small number of applications may require the use of -Y instead of -X but we recommend only using -Y if -X fails for the application you are using.

  5. Once you are logged into the linux system, you can just run the GUI program of your choice (ie. firefox, matlab, mathematics, etc) and it will display on your Mac.