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Why would I want to use joule.eecs?
Jonathan Sprinkle, 21 Nov 2006
Last updated: 12 Jan 2011

One major reason to use joule.eecs is that it is located on campus, and accessible from anywhere in the world which has a terminal server client installed (which is, virtually every Windows 2000 machine and newer, along with most Mac OS X machines, and all sophisticated Linux Desktops.

By logging in to joule.eecs, you can use computational facilities which your location in the world might make difficult (a firewall, slow connection, intermittent connectivity), and use them dependably. If you lose your connection to joule.eecs, your state is saved, and you see the same screen on logging in again as you did when you disconnected--it's like you just locked your screen and walked away!

  • Take advantage of Joule's hardware
  • To use MATLAB from off campus if you can't use your H: drive or find the departmental license server
  • Take advantage of TeX writing utilities without having to install them on your computer
  • Use Cygwin utilities
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