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If your desktop is Linux or Mac OS (with X11 installed)

ssh -X xyz@hyak.washington.edu
qsub -I -V -l walltime=3:00:00
module load visit_2.6.2
visit

The visit GUI should appear on your desktop.

If your want to use a Visit client on your desktop and connect to hyak
put below line in your hyak .bashrc file.

module load visit_2.6.2

Also see Chapter 13 on "Remote visualization" in below manual:

https://wci.llnl.gov/content/assets/docs/simulation/computer-codes/visit/VisItUsersManual1.5.pdf