Compute Canada systems can be used for visualization as well as computation.  We have installed the MINC toolkit with the graphical pieces (Display, 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 Paraview, VisIt, etc. which you may find useful for visualizing cortical surfaces, point clouds, deformation fields, etc.

Our suggested methodology is as follows:

The CC reference docs below propose other ways of doing visualization.  Please update this page if you attempt any!

References

https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Visualization (here following the 'VDI nodes' rather than 'login nodes' section)

https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/VNC

Pydpiper on Graham