Remote Software Access
Computing Services provides multiple options for accessing software remotely.
Virtual Andrew provides remote access to a Windows cluster computer with a variety of academic software. The applications do not need to be installed on your personal computer; however, you will need to install the VMware View client to access Virtual Andrew software. Virtual Andrew is available from Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. For a list of software available through Virtual Andrew, see the Virtual Andrew column of the Specialty Software chart.
You can access a remote clusters Linux session from any Windows or Apple computer using Linux Timeshares through a terminal client such as SSH Tectia or Terminal. All of the software that is available on Linux cluster machines is available through the Linux timeshares. This includes all software listed on the Clusters Specialty Software page as well as the list of additional Linux software.
X-Win32 is X terminal application software for Windows that allows individuals to remotely use graphics-based applications with a mouse rather than doing only command line work. X-Win32 allows Windows users to connect to Linux/Unix servers on a network and run the applications from those servers on their Windows desktop. All of the software that is available on Linux cluster machines is available through X-Win 32 by logging into the Linux Timeshares (see above).