Virtual Computing Lab
You can go to a campus computing lab to use high-end computers and software – or you can stay home (or go to the beach) and access the university’s award-winning Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) over the Internet.
The VCL is like a portable computing lab, with around-the-clock access to applications you may not be able to install on your own computer. You can use Maple, Matlab, SAS (including Enterprise Guide), Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Contribute, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), SolidWorks, and many others. Students in certain classes will have access to additional applications. Be sure to watch for updates to the VCL application list.
NOTE: The VCL works best with a broadband Internet connection. Go to http://vcl.ncsu.edu to use the VCL, choose the application environment you want, and schedule a virtual computer for immediate or future use.