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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.

VM Hosts

5 Hosts with the following specifications:

  • CPU: 4x Intel Xeon Gold 6150 18C 165W 2.7GHz
  • RAM: 1.0 TB

Session Hosts

Scientific Application Servers

6 Sessions hosts with the following specifications:

  • CPU: 40 Cores
  • RAM: 480GB

Matlab Servers

4 Sessions hosts with the following specifications:

  • CPU: 18 Cores
  • RAM: 256GB

Standard Servers

Standard session hosts for Departement/Institute specific needs and/or remote apps


  • CPU: 8 Cores
  • RAM: 32GB
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