About the NeCTAR workshop

The Australian Research Cloud (also known as Nectar) provides free computational capacity to Australian researchers.

Instead of tying up your own machine, you can use a virtual machine in the cloud to run your analysis while you keep your own desktop or laptop  computer free for other tasks. The research cloud also allows you to gain access to resources with computational capabilities much larger than those of a desktop or laptop computer.

This workshop will introduce you to the Australian research cloud and show you how to gain access to resources.

This is a an introductory workshop only. After attending, attendees should be able to

  • launch a virtual machine on the Australian research cloud
  • create public and private keys for use with their virtual machine
  • log in to their virtual machine



You will need

  • Your own laptop to work on during the workshop
  • That can connect to a wireless network
  • An Australian Access Federation login (if you come from an Australian University you already have one)