Nomachine Remote Desktops

Nomachine provides graphical linux desktop sessions from a client running on Windows, Mac, or Linux. This allows you to access our Linux servers from laptops or desktops. Sessions are persistent across connections. So if you connect to NX, setup applications, browser windows, terminal windows, etc., then disconnect from NX, the next time you connect, you can select that previous session and all your apps, windows, etc. will still be there for you to use.


Users can download an Nomachine client onto their laptop or workstation from Then run the Nomachine client and specify as the server to which to connect.

Here are more instructions for using Nomachine in the CS Dept.: nx-setup_v3a.pdf


When you log into a Nomachine session, it's just like you are logging in to any of our Linux servers. You will find your home directory just like anywhere else.

The session servers run CentOS 7x. Most common linux software is already installed and available on these servers. Take a look at our software modules page.

1st time CS network user?

If you are a first time CS network user (you've never logged in before), it is best to reset your temporary password (as provided to you in an email from the Dept when your account was setup) on the portal cluster, THEN login via Nomachine. To do so, open a terminal window and type ssh <userid> (for example, ssh You will be asked for your current (temporary) password, then asked to enter your new password, which you will verify. Then start up the Nomachine client and login with your new password.

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