Discovery Setup for Mac


We should have a KnowledgeBase article on this, but don't seem to have ever written one, primarily because the core thing you need is already installed on your Mac (Terminal) - unlike Windows.

To display graphical output from remote Linux software, you'll need Xquartz or FastX (see below), but this isn't so important with discovery since it is a batch-scheduled environment.

You'll also probably want to mount your DartFS space on your Mac so that you can directly see the same files that Discovery sees.

Terminal can save a custom set of preferences, size, colours, font, and command to run, in a one-click .terminal file.
Attached to this ticket is an example 'discovery-NETID.terminal ' which will open terminal and connect to discovery with your NetID.  To use it, download and edit with a text editor, search for MY-NETID and replace it with your NetID. is your friend - go there and do a search for keywords to find the KnowledgeBase articles we have written on the Research Computing services

Some pages you might find helpful:

Research Computing Accounts

Discovery Overview, plus tutorials on use of PBS to submit jobs to batch queue

Access DartFS from Macintosh, so your personal computer can see the same files as Discovery

Andes and Polaris Environments; Linux compute servers for interactive use

Installing XQuartz and Enabling GLX (OpenGL), for remote display of graphical output from remote Linux servers



Article ID: 116205
Tue 9/15/20 12:43 PM
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