Virtual Computing Lab

Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) is a service that allows Duke users to reserve a computer with specialized software and access it remotely from anywhere that you have Internet access. Virtual machines are available for the current versions of Matlab (Windows XP/7 & Linux) as well as Microsoft Office (Windows XP/7). Course-specific images are also available for several schools.

Short-term reservations for up to 8 consecutive hours can be made via the Virtual Computing Lab online tool.

Semester-long reservations can be made online via the VM Manager online tool

At the scheduled time, the image is loaded onto a virtual machine, which is accessible from the user's desktop via Remote Desktop client.