Each term project team gives a 5-minute proposal talk in class this Thurs. I'll let you choose the order.
I like to use emacs on my local machine to edit files on parallel.ecse. It's more responsive than running a remote editor, and lets me copy to and from local files. Here are 2 ways to do that.
In emacs on my local machine, I do find-file thus:
Emacs transparently runs scp to read and write the remote file.
I can mount remote directories on my local machine with something like ssh-fs and then edit remote files as if they were local.
In either case, I have to compile the files on parallel.