Stern has a private cloud computing environment that allows us to quickly provide you with a virtual machine for your research. Virtual machines are like a physical computer with added benefits. Researchers with large projects and money to buy physical servers should read this.
❯ customize the amount of memory, disk space, number of processors, operating system, and software
❯ access from anywhere, i.e., your office, home or abroad
❯ collaborate with geographically distant colleagues
❯ quickly provisioned and configured
❯ computing resources without the financial overhead
❯ frees up your personal computer(s)
To connect to a virtual server from off-campus you must use the NYU ITS Virtual Private Network (VPN). Instructions to install and use the VPN can be found on the NYU Virtual Private Network page.
Requesting a virtual machine
The center has a small VMWARE cloud that we use to support researchers with specialized needs. The cloud supports a wide variety of both Windows and linux machines. If you send an email to email@example.com with a description of your needs, we can schedule a meeting and usually provide a machine within a day or so.