Multiple Terminals on compute.cla

Many have expressed the ability to open multiple terminals during an interactive session.  Here's how you can do it.

Once you have connected to compute.cla and run a qsub command to start a job, you can type “xterm &” (without quotes) multiple times to open multiple xterm windows. 

Please note:
  • xterm is another terminal program
  • Each xterm session is running within your job on compute.cla.  As an example, if you use the default qsub -IX and get 4 cores and 8GB of RAM and open 3 xterm windows those three windows will be sharing those cores and RAM.
  • When in xterm, hold down the ctrl key and click the left, center or right mouse button to see options for that terminal.  For example, ctrl + right mouse button gives options to change the font size.
  • Once your wall time expires all the xterms will be terminated along with your entire session
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