NoMachine NX Preferred Solution for University Engineering Departments
NX provides a growing number of university engineering departments with fast and secure remote access to Linux desktops and graphical applications
October 11, 2010 (Newswire.com) - Cincinnati, Ohio - NoMachine NX provides students and faculty of engineering departments at universities across the United States with remote access from campus, other locations or home to heavily used, critical Linux environments and applications hosted on campus servers. Many required engineering programs run on Linux and NX provides flexible anywhere, anytime access without any disruptions or delays.
The Nguyen Research Group of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley uses NX to provide remote access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux desktops hosted on NX Servers at the university. Eliminating any restrictions on location, students and faculty can run advanced design engineering programs from anywhere to continue work off-campus.
Mainly used by graduate students pursuing PhD work, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville uses NoMachine NX to provide access from a remote Windows desktop or laptop to several Linux computational clusters in the engineering lab. NX provides a graphical user interface and works well over a variety of bandwidths and connection speeds.
Assistant Director of the Dahlem Supercomputer Lab at the University of Louisville, Nathan Johnson said, "NoMachine NX provides a major advantage with flexible server-based pricing and a simple licensing model. Our usage varies over time depending on the current projects and the NX Enterprise Server provides us with the flexibility to allow for any number of clients."
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Villanova University also deploys NoMachine NX to provide professors and students with access to graphical software hosted on Linux machines in the campus lab, enabling remote course and research work from their office or home Windows machine.
Adjunct engineering professor at Villanova University, Dr. Edward Hepler said, "NX provides the benefit of being able to work off-campus and reduces the amount of time spent commuting to and from the lab. Also enabling quicker project turn-around, NX delivers a fast real-time response when accessing engineering design and simulation software requiring interactive graphics."
In addition to supporting Linux-based engineering applications, NoMachine NX is a popular solution for universities because of the mobility NX provides them to work on and off campus. With the release of NX 4.0 quickly approaching, mobility will be increased with the new NX Web Player allowing students and faculty to access their desktop and applications from any browser-enabled device, like a smartphone, without the need to install additional software locally.