Nectar Virtual Desktop Service

Run neurodesktop in the Nectar Virtual Desktop Service

This option is only available to Australian researchers.

Go to https://desktop.rc.nectar.org.au/

Click on “Sign in”.

Choose the AAF option.

Choose your instituion from the list.

Provide your email address and password.

Click on “EXPLORE”.

Click “VIEW DETAILS” under Neurodesktop: image

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

Choose the desired availability zone.

Wait until everything is completed: image

Click “OPEN DESKTOP ->”: image

To launch the various applications available in Neurodesktop, follow the instructions here: https://www.neurodesk.org/docs/neurodesktop/whats-next/#how-to-launch-applications

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

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

Good luck!