High-performance computing users get one-click access with NoMachine Software
Italy, June 5, 2012 -- NoMachine, creator of the enterprise-class
software for accessing remote and virtual desktops, announced today that
the University of Technology, Sydney is using NoMachine for access to
high-performance computing (HPC) resources.
enables the university to provide more than 400 student researchers and
staff with remote access to graphic-intensive mathematics, physics, and
computational applications, such as MATLAB, located on the university's
FEIT High Performance Computing Linux Cluster. Users log into cluster
nodes via the facility's web portal, and NoMachine's NX Web Companion
connects them to an easy-to-use GUI desktop environment without
requiring them to configure any client-side software. Since researchers
need the supercomputing resources from both on and off campus, NoMachine
is used to ensure secure, dependable access from Mac, Windows, or Linux
"Rather than statically configuring profiles for 100+
machines, we have a web front end that dynamically creates a session at
the users request," said FEIT Research Computing Manager, Dr. Matt
Gaston. "NoMachine provides essentially a single sign-on environment,
allowing users to connect to multiple machines without entering their
password multiple times."
The university tried a few different
software options, but were either restricted to Windows or the speed
wasn't ideal. NoMachine provided fast, cross-platform support for users.
Users are also now given the ability to customize session settings in
the portal, such as screen resolution or compression settings, for a
richer desktop experience and enhanced productivity.
"Our HPC facility totally depends on NoMachine. It is a critical component of our system," adds Dr. Gaston.
Read more about the project at www.nomachine.com/university-technology-sydney.php.
is the creator of NoMachine NX software, an enterprise-class solution
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