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Visualization Software Options and Compatibility

Find software options for running graphical applications on HPC resources.

Please be aware we are not able to support all possible permutations and you should be prepared to follow documentation from the application developers and troubleshoot as necessary.

X11 Server Supported OS Supported SSH Client Notes
Xming Windows 7/10

PuTTY

Remember to check "Enable X11 Forwarding"

Windows Subsystem for Linux

(Win10 only)

Install from PowerShell...

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

Connect with...

ssh -Y username@hostname.nrel.gov

Git Bash

Connect with...

ssh -Y username@hostname.nrel.gov

Cygwin

Connect with...

ssh -Y username@hostname.nrel.gov
Cygwin/X Windows 7/10

PuTTY

Remember to check "Enable X11 Forwarding"

Windows Subsystem for Linux

(Win10 only)

Install from PowerShell...

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

Connect with...

ssh -Y username@hostname.nrel.gov
Git Bash

Connect with...

ssh -Y username@hostname.nrel.gov
Cygwin

Connect with...

ssh -Y username@hostname.nrel.gov
XQuartz Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later  Terminal

Connect with...

ssh -Y username@hostname.nrel.gov