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I frequently need to remotely run some programs (such as matlab) installed on my server. I used to mount the required nfs directories on my local machine (via etc/fstab). Recently, for some reasons, I switched back to SSH and tried to use ssh -YC to communicate with my server slightly faster.

Yet, I'm still struggling to find the fastest way of working on my server remotely. I read this post on "NFS vs SMB vs FTP vs SSH speed test results" which was pretty informative.

Does anyone have any idea or comment which one would probably be more efficient for my tasks?

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