Installing NX NoMachine client
- Download the enterprise version of the client from https://www.nomachine.com/download-enterprise#NoMachine-Enterprise-Client
- Continue with Configuration of your NoMachine NX client.
NoMachine NX Client Configuration Guide
- NoMachine NX requires keys in OpenSSH format, therefore the existing key needs to be converted into OpenSSH format if you're working on Windows and using PuTTY.
- Start the NoMachine client and press twice continue to see the screen with connection. Press New to create a new connection.
- Change the Protocol to SSH.
- Choose the hostname:
- for ThinKing (Tier-2): nx.hpc.kuleuven.be and port 22.
- for BrENIAC (Tier-1): login2-tier1.hpc.kuleuven.be and port 22.
- If you experience problems with connection please switch to Protocol NX and port 4000.
- For Android users it is easy to transfer your key and save it in the chosen location with the Box (KU Leuven) or Dropbox (UHasselt) apps.
- For iOS users (iPad running iOS 5 or later) it is possible to transfer the key with iTunes. Connect your device through iTunes, go to the connected device, choose the "apps" tab, scroll down to "file sharing". Select the NoMachine client and add files to NoMachine Documents. Remember to Sync your device.
- Browse your file on a mobile device from the given location.
For more detailed information about the configuration process please refer to the short video (ThinKing configuration) showing the installation and configuration procedure step-by-step or to the document containing graphical instructions.
How to start using NX on ThinKing?
- Once your desktop is open, you can use all available GUI designed software that is listed within the Applications menu. Software is divided into several groups:
- Accessories (e.g. Calculator, Character Map, Emacs, Gedit, GVim),
- Graphics (e.g. gThumb Image Viewer, Xpdf PDF Viewer),
- Internet (e.g. Firefox with pdf support, Filezilla),
- HPC (modules related to HPC use: Computation sub-menu with Matlab, RStudio and SAS, Visualisation sub-menu with Paraview and VisIt),
- Programming (e.g. Meld Diff Viewer),
- System tools (e.g. File Browser, Terminal).
- Running the applications in the text mode requires having a terminal open. To launch the terminal please go to Applications -> System tools -> Terminal. From Terminal all the commands available on regular login node can be used.
- Some more information can be found on slides from our lunchbox session. In the slides you can find the information how to connect the local HDD to the NX session for easier transfer of data between the cluster and your local computer.