The Computer Network Center offers a service for students and faculty called CNC24Hour2. The hostname to be used with the Remote Desktop client is cnc24hour2.ads.iu.edu. For MAC users that need the remote desktop software please see the following link:
MAC RemoteDesktop Client
Connecting to this service is quick and easy. The steps are as follows:
You must now first establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to the IU network. Please see the following Knowledge Base Article for installing and using the IU SSL VPN service from off campus: http://kb.iu.edu/data/aygt.html.
After you click on “OK”, the remote desktop connection will load and you will be able to access the programs available on it. Please make sure to read the welcome screen text upon connection for additional information.
This renewed CNC 24 Hour service has been partially supported, through a MURI grant under Dr. Akay, to make remote computing for undergraduate research more pervasive on our campus.
The new server farm consists of 3 computers running Windows 2008 Server ( Vista equivalent) on a Sun Microsystems X2200 server. Each server is equipped with (2) quad core AMD 64 bit processors, 16 Gig of RAM, and a 2Gig Ethernet connection. Please request software at CNChelp and note that not all software can be loaded on the servers due to licensing restrictions.
CNC24Hour service allows students and faculty to use a select set of applications
available from the Computer
Network Center, 24 hours a day, where ever there is Internet access. Sample examples of these applications are: Pro-Engineering, Matlab, ANSYS, LabVIEW... etc.
Using any Windows computer you can access these applications hosted by the
Computer Network Center, as long as you have a valid University ID and are
enrolled in classes at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI.
CNC24Hour service uses the technologies available through Microsoft Terminal Server to
make this possible. The systems are setup as Terminal Servers allowing you to use the applications,