Cluster Access with PuTTy and Xming

To connect to the ECON clusting for Windows:  

PuTTy can be downloaded from
Xming can be downloaded from

Once PuTTy and Xming have been downloaded to the PC, install according to their respective instructions.

Configuring Xming

Once Xming is installed, run the application called 'XLaunch' and verify that the settings are as shown: SET SERVER to

Save the configuration and close XLaunch

Configuring PuTTy

After installing PuTTy, double-click on the PuTTy icon on the desktop and configure as shown:


The most important setting is the X11 Forwarding. Without that set, the X-window system cannot find your PC for display. Save the configuration by typing a name (i.e. econ) in the box under 'Saved Sessions' on the Sessions screen. Press the Save button to save the configuration. Click Open to open the terminal window or Cancel to close PuTTy.