We have slowly introduced OnDemand here at CWRU, and had another intro session today. Some of the attendees wanted to use Gaussview, which is installed as a cluster module. After starting a desktop session, ‘gview’ launches, but the display window content is black/empty. All the menu functionality is supported.
We have binaries purchased from the kind folks who develop Gaussian and GaussView. The software executes and generates output as expected on the same nodes with x2go used for the graphical ssh connections. This leads to a gray background with a very simple render of Carbon tetrasomethingorother – not, to the unaided eye, a particularly challenge scene.
I see that VMD is implemented as a standalone application in OnDemand. Does anyone have insight into whether Gaussian requires additional packages perhaps not available in our standard Xfce and Mate desktop builds?
Thanks in advance