Login to ALICE or SHARK from MacOS

Logging in to ALICE or SHARK from MacOS is very similar to Linux with only some small additional settings required. It is also possible to get a remote desktop using X2Go

Command line login with SSH

Logging in with a Mac requires no extra installation on your local machine.

Under “File”, open a new finder window. Navigate to the “Applications” folder, then the “Utilities” folder. Open a terminal window.

Edit your ~/.bash_profile to incorporate:

export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

Open a new tab to make sure these settings are in effect (Shell -> New Tab).

Now, you can basically follow the same procedure for logging as Linux users

If you are a first-time user and not yet very familiar with the command line, we recommend to follow the instructions in: https://pubappslu.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HPCWIKI/pages/37748788/Login+to+ALICE+or+SHARK+from+Linux#For-first-time-users-or-%E2%80%9Cthe-most-basic-way%E2%80%9D

If you are a regular user on ALICE or if you are familiar with command line, we recommend to setup your ssh config as described in https://pubappslu.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HPCWIKI/pages/37748788/Login+to+ALICE+or+SHARK+from+Linux#For-regular-users-or-%E2%80%9Cthe-more-elegant-way%E2%80%9D. You also take it a step further and set up ssh keys as described in https://pubappslu.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HPCWIKI/pages/37748788/Login+to+ALICE+or+SHARK+from+Linux#Making-logins-even-more-convenient-with-ssh-keys

Remote desktop with X2Go

With X2Go, you can get a remote desktop on ALICE. Instructions on how to set X2Go up, can be found here: https://pubappslu.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/HPCWIKI/pages/37748998