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  • Question

  • Hello All,

    Could you tell me is it possible to start software under CCS with graphical interface? I mean for example MATLAB. Start it with its interface under the cluster.
    Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:27 PM

Answers

  • Nick,

    Running an application with a GUI on the CNs (compute nodes) through the scheduler won't necessarily break, but any UI that is popped on the CN  is appearing in a non-interactive environment . . . it can't be seen or interacted with.  This could result in an application hang if it's waiting for input from someone.  So I would say it is "possible" but probably not "desirable."

     

    CCS is designed to run non-interactive, command-line driven applications on the Compute Nodes.  In many cases these are fronted by a GUI running on the client.  In the case of Matlab, what we generally expect is that users will run MATLAB on a client machine, and then use the MATLAB distributed computing package to distribute the workload on the backend CNs.

     

    Thanks,
    Josh

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 8:19 PM
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