Nectar Virtual Desktop Service

Run neurodesktop in the Nectar Virtual Desktop Service

Link to Nectar Desktop site

Click here

There are a few differences between the open-source version of Neurodesk and what’s hosted on Nectar VDI:

  1. There is no /neurodesktop-storage folder (the folder on the Desktop does not lead anywhere).
  2. Files uploaded via drag and drop do not get stored on the desktop but in /home/vdiuser/thinclient_drives/GUACFS

This option is only available to Australian researchers.

Instructions for use:

  1. Go to or click the link above.

  2. Click on “Sign in”.

  3. Choose the AAF option.

  4. Choose your instituion from the list.

  5. Provide your email address and password.

  6. Click on “EXPLORE”.

  7. Click “VIEW DETAILS” under Neurodesktop: image

  8. Click “CREATE DESKTOP +” button on the top right corner.

  9. Choose the desired availability zone.

  10. Wait until everything is completed: image

  11. Click “OPEN DESKTOP ->”: image

  12. To launch the various applications available in Neurodesktop, follow the instructions here: