How do I access an MSI Unix machine from my Mac?

If you are using a Mac and you wish to use graphical software remotely, open the X11 terminal program (not Terminal.app) and ssh to your preferred MSI machine with the following command:

ssh -Y username@login.msi.umn.edu

Then see the remote access page for details about using isub.

X11/Terminal on Mac provides a solid starting point for simple and lightweight graphical applications, but it struggles with many of the modern graphics-intensive GUIs that are available with some of the software packages MSI supports. The NX server/client system provides a modern, faster, and more reliable connection from a remote Mac to MSI's Linux machines. See the NX client configuration documentation for details.

Another option is to use the GPUT queue.

Below are two example videos. The first video demonstrates configuring an NX client and using isub to obtain a node for computation. The second video demonstrates using the ssh and isub commands to obtain a node for computation.