Running apps/desktops directly on the login node


Are there plans to add the capability for users to run ‘desktop+apps’ directly on the ondemand host in addition to compute hosts? We plan to purchase a new physical machine to run ondemand and this feature would be very useful for simple pre/post job analysis rather than dedicating valuable compute resources.



See OnDemand 2.x Roadmap: Scalability Goals. The first goal under “Extendability” is “Interactive work without a batch scheduler”. One of the adapters is “SSH/Fork” which is actually two different adapters: 1. Fork and 2. SSH+Fork. The first of course is running interactive apps on the OnDemand host.

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