VNC Server - bwForCluster Chemistry - 3D Acceleration

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Start a VNC Server on the bwForCluster Chemistry with 3D Acceleration

If you want to do graphically intensive tasks such as visualizing systems of molecules you should use the visualization nodes with high-performance graphics cards. To start a VNC Server on a visualization node you must log into one of these nodes via SSH using your username and password:

$ ssh <UserID>

Subsequently, use the following commands to start the VNC Server:

$ module load vis/tigervnc
$ run_vncserver

If you start a VNC Server for the first time you will be asked to set a password which will be required for clients trying to access your VNC desktop. Use a strong password because otherwise an attacker could take control of your VNC session.