@mlv I MOSH into the Athena dialup servers and from there keep an GNU screen session with SSH into whatever I need. It is pretty cool commuting from home on the train and not having to relog in all the way to campus.
@syedkazim I may not be the right person to ask, as stuck with pretty standard hardware. That being said I do use the latest Nvidia Web Driver when I run the external graphics card. I am hoping Maxwell is better supported in OSX 10.11.