Remote Linux desktop

Without Linux on your desktop, you can still run interactive Linux programs on one of the two remote Linux desktop servers provided. We support using Exceed on Windows. Alternate methods of accessing the servers, such as secured VNC, are available but not supported.

These systems can only be accessed from tue.nl systems, that is, computers on campus or connected using TU/e's VPN service.

All remote desktop servers, as of August 2007, have names of hardwoods. Servers with names other these are not intended to be used as remote desktop servers! For a short while, the old names of the servers are listed after the new name, below.

Note that all servers have different internal names (for example svlin002). We kindly ask you to use the names listed here; we will try to make sure that these will always refer to the latest available set of remote desktop servers, and we reserve the right to change the internal name at our whim.

teak.win.tue.nl
Fedora 14, 64 bit
cedar.win.tue.nl
Fedora 14, 64 bit

Note that these servers are not meant to run large computing jobs, or jobs that need lots of memory; please run such jobs on the compute servers provided for that purpose. This also increases the interactive response time of the desktop servers for everyone's enjoyment.

In line with the above paragraphs, these servers are not treated as computing servers, so they are part of the weekly update cycle. Therefore, long-running jobs will automatically be terminated every week.

On the desktop servers, users have no direct access to the commands to add optional software but you can still ask us to do so should you have need for optional desktop software.

User and disk space management

The user accounts and home directories are the same as on our compute servers, so the rules for how they are managed are the same, e.g., we impose disk quota.


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Questions? Mail to helpdesk.win@tue.nl