This page contains general information about RDSnx
Purpose of RDSnx
RDSnx offers users access to high performance computing infrastructure running windows server operating systems. This provides a graphical interface similar to what users are using on windows desktop systems. It lives between a "normal" desktop computer and high performance computing clusters like Euler and Leonhard. The goal is to offer users computing power without the learning curve of a command line interface and also is able to run most windows programs.
With RDSnx we moved away from traditional hardware servers and are now working with a fully virtualized system. The hardware is dedicated to RDSnx and not shared with other systems. Below you can find some specs if you are interested.
RDSnx has a fixed maintenance schedule with about four hours of downtime each month. This usually happens on the second Sunday of the month between 17:00 and 21:00.
Unscheduled downtime can happen but is usually communicated at least 3 days before it takes place.
5 Hosts with the following specifications:
- CPU: 4x Intel Xeon Gold 6150 18C 165W 2.7GHz
- RAM: 1.0 TB
Scientific Application Servers
6 Sessions hosts with the following specifications:
- CPU: 40 Cores
- RAM: 480GB
4 Sessions hosts with the following specifications:
- CPU: 18 Cores
- RAM: 256GB
Standard session hosts for Departement/Institute specific needs and/or remote apps
- CPU: 8 Cores
- RAM: 32GB