XSEDE Capability Delivery Plan for "CB-03: Remote desktop services for researchers"

Use Case CB-03: Remote desktop services for researchers

Area: Community Building
URLs: Public, Review

Executive Summary: A researcher on a college or university campus needs to open and use a remote desktop session for a period of time potentially measured in several days. The system that provides the desktop session is a service of the public research computing community.

First CDP: 2018-08-24
Current CDP: 2018-08-24
Current Implementation Status: 
Time & Effort Summary: 

No effort proposed at this time. This use case is fully supported by the SP-provided services described in this CDP.

This capability is currently supported by the following 1 components:
Component User facing? Component’s role in the capability
Service Provider IaaS (Cloud) Services yes Several XSEDE Service Providers (SPs) offer cloud resources that allow individuals with allocations to use the resource to request virtual machines and related resources (network, storage, etc.). A virtual machine with remote desktop server software installed can then be used as described in this use case. Although an allocation is required to use these resources, some resources offer trial allocations that can be established in 1-2 hours or less.