Workstations and servers

For research jobs with large data volume requirements, there may be times when you require a high-end, non-standard machine or your own computing environment. Here’s a quick guide to some of the IT options available.

Suitable for…

Key features

How to access

Standard workstation

Research staff requiring a standard Apple Mac or PC, billed back to their business unit.

  • current RMIT MOE (Windows)
  • most current OS (Mac)
  • installation and set up
  • support, maintenance and repair.

To place an order, visit the GetIT store.

Non-standard workstation

Specialised workstation requests for research purposes.

  • IT consultation to identify your requirements.

To submit a request, visit the Get IT shop and complete the special request form.

Physical server hosting

Fully managed environment and database hosting for short term needs (less than 6 mths).

  • physical server
  • managed rack space
  • external (internet) connectivity
  • segregated network.

For information and enquiries, visit the research servers and virtual machines page.

Virtual machine

Fully managed environment and database hosting for short term needs (less than 6 mths).

  • 1 processor, 2Gb RAM, 50Gb disk space
  • segregated network.

For information and enquiries, visit the research servers and virtual machines page.

NeCTAR

Access to the National Servers Program of virtual servers and platforms that support the Australian research community.

  • free to Australian researchers
  • high reliability
  • daily snapshots and back ups.

For information, visit the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Project website.