Compute Canada systems can be used for visualization as well as computation. We have installed the MINC toolkit with the graphical pieces (
register) included on the Graham system, allowing you to view files created there without first transferring to another system. You can also use
R to interactively make and view plots (although fitting models, reading large numbers of files, etc., should be done on other nodes; see the references), and Compute Canada provides a number of other visualization tools such as
VisIt, etc. which you may find useful for visualizing cortical surfaces, point clouds, deformation fields, etc.
Our suggested methodology is as follows:
- get a Compute Canada account if you don't have one (you need a PI identifier; see your PI, or Ben if you're in Jason's group)
- start a
VNCclient on your local machine (e.g., laptop, MICe desktop).
- point your client towards
gra-vdi.computecanada.caand log in using your Compute Canada login name and password (used for both logging into the
computecanada.cawebsite and CC systems). Note: you seemingly can't
sshto this address.
module load minc-toolkit/1.9.17-visual-tools
registeras usual (no need to use
The CC reference docs below propose other ways of doing visualization. Please update this page if you attempt any!
https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Visualization (here following the 'VDI nodes' rather than 'login nodes' section)