VCL reservation hours extended
Campus users now have twice the amount of time to utilize the NC State Virtual Computing Lab (VCL), a cloud computing system. Effective Oct. 25, the VCL default reservation time increased from four hours to eight hours. Special requests for longer durations to accommodate class, research or departmental projects can be made by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developed in 2004 by OIT High Performance Computing (HPC) and the College of Engineering, the VCL provides 24×7 remote access for students, faculty or staff to use various VCL environments running on dedicated machines from anywhere with an Internet connection. Initially supporting approximately 200 engineering students, the VCL now supports remotely a wide range of users around the world in curriculum from advanced analytics to zoology.
This summer, the VCL source code was accepted by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) as a top-level project. Top-level status is given to projects that have matured to being accepted and supported by a diverse open source community. Visit the VCL website for more information.