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Remote desktop (XRDP)

Use this to login to Informatics from home with a full graphical desktop. For details see:

Remote login (ssh)

Use this to login to Informatics from home on the command line. For details see:

Compute servers

To run software that takes hours, days or weeks to finish, use a compute server. There are also powerful computing clusters.
For undergraduate and MSc students:

ssh student.compute.inf.ed.ac.uk

For staff, PhD students and visitors:

ssh staff.compute.inf.ed.ac.uk

Use the longjob command when your job will run for longer than 18 hours.

Last reviewed: 
07/06/2021

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