Although you should always run analyses via the job scheduler, there are times when you may need to develop parts of it interactively at the command-line prompt. For instance, you may need to install some software, a few R packages, or run some quick tests on your new pipeline. Wynton HPC provides development nodes dedicated for such short-term usages and that are configured similarly to the compute nodes.
To access one of the development node, say, dev2,
make sure you are logged in to the cluster, and
ssh dev2 and press ENTER.
From one of the login nodes, do:
[alice@log1 ~]$ ssh dev2 alice1@dev2:s password: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX [alice@dev2 ~]$