Rome, Italy, Feb. 23, 2009 - NoMachine NX is being deployed in six
out of the top 10 universities in the world ranked in The Times Higher
Education Supplement for 2008 and seven out of the top 10 universities
in the U.S. ranked in U.S. News' America's Best Colleges for 2009.
of these universities also make the list of Top 50 Research
Universities in the U.S. according to The Center for Measuring
University Performance 2007 Annual Report and use NX. Columbia
University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Southern
California are just a few that are using NoMachine NX to overcome many
technology challenges common to academic researchers.
Multi-Platform Support - Columbia University
Department of Neurology at Columbia University, ranked number one
American research university in 2007, needed a solution that was able
to manage large data sets for researchers using different operating
systems. Fast application run-time was also a necessity for
researchers working off-site.
“NX was an ideal solution,” says
Catherine Schevon, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology.
“It permitted a graphical interface on both Windows and Mac desktops
using the same software with very minimal setup work. The response
time, even when working from home, was unbelievably fast.”
ability to run on any operating system allows all of their researchers
to access the programs and applications they need. The minimal setup
work NX requires enables academic researchers to set up the NX Client
and Server themselves without the support of IT. This allows them to
have NX up and running in no time, preventing any delays in critical
Graphical Application Capability – University of Chicago
top-ranked research university, The University of Chicago, has been a
leader in cancer research for more than 50 years, transforming cancer
care and prevention. Ranked 8th university in the world and in the top
20 research universities in America, the Department of Radiology and
Cancer Research Center at the University of Chicago needed a remote
access solution to allow their researchers to access graphical desktops
and applications on their High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster from
anywhere in the world.
Before discovering NX, the Department had
experienced performance problems with other various remote access
solutions. NX was chosen as a network computing solution because they
needed reliable high performance, even over low bandwidth dial up
lines, multi-platform support, and most importantly support for the GLX
extension required to run 3-D graphical applications.
Chan, Senior Systems Administrator for the Department says, “With the
advanced speed and functionality of NX, we can make a centralized
facility accessible as if it were a local desktop, enhancing the
productivity of faculty scattered across campus and off-campus
collaborators. This helps to make interdisciplinary research possible
by enabling the sharing of different strategies and techniques which
would otherwise exist only in isolation."
Mobile Access – University of Southern California
University performing and managing large amounts of research is the
University of Southern California (USC), ranked in the top American
research universities in 2007. Both the USC Earth Sciences Department
and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) needed to provide
researchers the ability to log into USC servers around the clock to
monitor research results from various workstations in different
NX was chosen to provide remote access and
application delivery because of easy implementation and also because
research can be performed in real-time across any platform. With NX,
researchers also have the flexibility to access their workstation
environment from home or anywhere else they may be working from, while
still producing accurate results.
“The graphics through NX were a
great improvement from our slow and clumsy previous solution, which
drastically slowed down our research,” says John Yu, Information
Systems Director for the Southern California Earthquake Center. “We
have now changed our whole computing model to include NX, allowing us
to implement less heavy-duty workstations effortlessly saving us time
NoMachine is the
creator of award-winning NX software, an enterprise-class solution for
secure remote access, application delivery, and hosted desktop
deployment. Since 2001, NoMachine's mission has been to revolutionize
the way users access their computing resources across the Internet to
make seamless desktop access as easy and widespread as Web browsing.
NoMachine provides a comprehensive software infrastructure stack, core
development, and support services built around the self-designed and
self-developed NX suite of advanced components.