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Technology Services Research Servers

 

Overview

VCU's Technology Services (TS) has a variety of computer resources dedicated to research.  These resources include specialized Unix and Windows servers that are available to VCU faculty, staff and students to support research.  These central facilities are available to researchers in their offices, departments and labs.  Most resources may be accessed off-campus.

 

Servers managed by VCU Technology Services for research:

          For use by...

Server

Purpose
Sensitive
  Data?

Platform
Faculty/
  Staff
  Grad
Student
Undergrad 
  Student

Affiliates
 App2Go Access to
Windows research applications
 No Windows
Citrix
 Yes  Yes  Yes No
 compile Compiling  No  Linux  Yes  Yes  Yes Requires faculty sponsor
 koti             
SAS, compiling & IMSL for sensitive data  Yes  Solaris  Yes Requires faculty sponsor Requires faculty sponsor Requires faculty sponsor
 mySQL Database  No       Linux  Yes  No  No Requires departmental sponsorship
SQL Server  Database  Yes  Windows  Yes  No  No Requires departmental sponsorship

 

Why use a central server?

  • More computing power than a desktop or laptop
  • Access to software
  • Data is stored in centralized location and is backed up daily
  • Collaborate with other account holders