NoMachine gives scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center dependable access to HPC, data analysis resources
Italy, May 4, 2012 – NoMachine announced today that its virtual desktop
software is being deployed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to
provide employees with remote access to high-performance computing,
data analysis, and administrative resources. NoMachine allows Center
researchers to maintain rigorous research schedules, no matter where
they are located.
The Center consists of more than 3,000 staff,
including world-renowned scientists and Nobel Laureates, who are
dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing cancer, HIV/AIDS
and other life-threatening diseases. Headquartered in Seattle,
Washington, researchers are also spread out at remote sites across North
America and Europe. With NoMachine, the Center can connect 250-300
researchers to the high-performance computing (HPC) cluster, with up to
25 users connecting at the same time.
NoMachine also gives
Center researchers access to server-based, administrative applications
that are critical to their day-to-day activities, such as Firefox, R
language, and Matlab. To simplify support, the Center's scientific
computing department cut the organization back to two operating systems.
Now, new employees are given a Windows computer. Those who prefer to
work with Linux or similar desktops are steered towards Macs with a
Linux connection provided by the NoMachine NX Server.
a way to offer a Linux desktop interface to a lot of people without
giving them each a physical system. This way we can concentrate our
support efforts on high-performance computing, instead of desktop
support," explained System Administrator Carl Benson.
NX Enterprise Server and Client software have enabled the scientists at
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to remain productive while
simplifying desktop support. Whether on site or at a remote location,
NoMachine provides a full Linux experience and access to x11
applications for a superior remote experience and easier administration.
The software's dependability and session resiliency also make it
perfect for researchers who need to monitor projects that may last for
months at a time.
"NoMachine is way less hassle, uses fewer
resources per session on the server and is reliable," said Benson. "It
has more capabilities...it's really excellent."
Read more about the project at http://www.nomachine.com/hutchinson.php.
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