ECE Guacamole

Guacamole -- A Web Browser Interface to the ECE Linux Machines

Guacamole provides a way of using the Linux machines without having to install any software, you just use your web browser.

What you need to know:

Problems and Bugs:

If you find something not working, please let me know: john.ghra (at) If you don't let me know of problems, I can't fix them!

Known problems and work arounds:

Login Problem
If you are having trouble login into the Guacamole page, it is possible that your password has expired. Passwords are set to expire once a year. The guacamole login does not tell you that your password has expired, it just does not allow you to login!
To fix this, go here and login with your VT PID/password. Then Edit your account to change your password. There is an oddity with the "Edit" account where you must select your (one and only) account from the drop down list.

Connection fails with strange messages.
This seems to happen when several people try to connect at the same time. For now, just try to reconnect, it almost always works the second (or third) time.

Text is a little fuzzy / blurry to read.
Click the <CTRL><SHIFT><ALT> key combination. Scroll all the way to the bottom. Uncheck Automatically fit to browser window.

The initial connection to a machine takes a while.
Just be patient. When you reconnect to a machine, its pretty quick.

There is a copy&paste clipboard between your computer and the remote computer. This does not work for all combinations of (local computer, browser, remote computer).
I will try to post updates about this.

This type of connection is slow and laggy.
Yes. There is probably nothing I can do about that. If you want a more responsive interface, you will probably need to do a native X windows connection.

Pick machine:

Machine NameLoad Average
(lower is better)
Logged In
Compute Machine 01 0.05 aakashc chenhegu crjones4 gordonac jkh karthikms91 nonjohn9 rdehart saeidmehrdad shubhamg vikaskrishnan wenjiex
Compute Machine 02 0.05 jkh zhenghh
Compute Machine 03 0.05 jkh
Compute Machine 04 0.05 jkh xavier13 xingye15
Compute Machine 05 0.11 alec176 hezm jkh kramezan rdehart
Compute Machine 06 0.05 hezm jkh
Compute Machine 07 0.05 jkh rutwikj
Compute Machine 08 0.05 fabiha27 jkh
Compute Machine 09 0.08 jkh rdehart shashankc
Compute Machine 10 0.05 fariborzlp jkh
Compute Machine 11 11.52 jkh jswalling rutwikj
Compute Machine 12 0.05 jkh jswalling julietanderson
Compute Machine 13 0.05 jkh nap64
Compute Machine 14 0.05 jkh julietanderson
Compute Machine 15 0.05 jkh jxyu
Large Memory Machine 2.12 aakashc anaya jkh mabtin murata nap64 rdehart Ruiqi rutvik rutwikj saeidmehrdad satyajeet wenjiex xingye15 zhenghh
MPI Head Node (48 node cluster) 1.06 jkh mmeghasyam prajwalc vikaskrishnan wenjiex

Great! Let's get going!