Remote Session Service Description
Remote Session Servers
The CLAS Linux Group of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences provides a group of servers named linux.divms.uiowa.edu as remote session servers. These servers are a shared resource for all CLAS Linux users. Please do not run computationally intense jobs on these servers. The servers currently limit users to a maximum of 256 processes per user, 500 minutes of cpu time per process, and a maximum of 8gb of memory per user. Please read the "Message of the Day" window when you log in for the current limits.
The remote session servers offer remote text sessions via the SSH protocol. CLAS Linux account holders can login to the servers via any SSH client software on any platform. There are several aliases for linux.divms.uiowa.edu as follows:
Regardless of the alias used, you will be connected to one of four servers. If you connect again you might be connected to one of the other servers. If you need to reconnect to the same server you can make a note of which server you are connected to, using the hostname command and connect directly to that server.
Remote Desktop Environment
The CLAS Linux Group provides FastX a graphical Linux desktop environment remotely accessible in your web browser (no client software installation required). It can be accessed on the Internet.