DOE Linux Servers

PLEASE NOTE: That most of the department's software tools are licensed to only be run within Canada. Also the system is not designed to run heavy simulations. If your work requires running large simulation, ie using more than 4 cores, 32GB of memory, and over 30 minutes of run time please contact the System Manager Scott Bruce.

It is easy to connect to DOE's Linux based servers just download the below file and double click on the file after downloading it. Please note the file is the same for both on Campus and off Campus access.

If you are connecting from a macOS computer you will need to install Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 first and use this RDP File for MacOS.

RDP File for Linux  You will need to Right-click on the link and "Save Link As" to properly download the file.

Linux RDP first prompt

Just click Connect

Remote Linux Prompt


Enter your DOE username and password. Please note the format for the username is DOE\username.  Please DO NOT click "Remember me", it will cause an issue with connecting. PLEASE NOTE Linux is case sensitive, if you connect from different computer make sure your username is the same case on all systems. Otherwise you will not be able to connect to the same session when you change computers. It is recommend to enter the username all in lowercase characters. 


If you see a picture like this, something is wrong with your setup. Please contact the Linux Administrator Scott Bruce for instructions on how to fix it.

 Linux XRPD Error

Department of Electronics
Mackenzie Building 5170
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Tel: 613-520-5755 Fax: 613-520-5708


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