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NERSC NX Service - X-Windows Acceleration at NERSC


NX is a computer program that handles remote X Window System connections and it provides three benefits for NERSC users:

  • SPEED: NX can greatly improve the performance of X Windows, allowing users with slow, high latency connections (e.g. on cell phone network, traveling in Africa) to use complex X Windows programs (such as rotating a plot in Matlab). 
  • SESSION: NX provides sessions that allow a user to disconnect from the session and reconnect to it at a later time while keeping the state of all running applications inside the session.  
  • DESKTOP: NX gives users a virtual desktop that's running at NERSC. You can customize the desktop according to your work requirement. 


The NX Service

The new NX uses KDE as the default desktop. KDE provides a friendly and highly customizable user interface. NERSC has made NX available to all active users. If you can log in to a NERSC system you can connect via NX with your NERSC username and password.

Quick Start Up Tutorial

NX Issues?

Check out the NX TroubleShooting page