FastX is a remote desktop service developed by StarNet Communications, which allows you to connect from your personal machine to our systems using a normal graphical interface as if you were sitting at a department machine. FastX also has far less network lag than using X forwarding over regular SSH.
Set up normal SSH access according to the instructions here: https://cs.brown.edu/about/system/connecting/ssh/
(Windows users only) Download and set up Pageant, available from the PuTTY page: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
Download the FastX Desktop Client from https://www.brown.edu/information-technology/software/catalog/fastx
Configure the FastX Client to connect to our server.
If you have any issues not covered in the above document, contact someone on the technical staff for help.