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.

To submit a request, contact the Service and Support Centre.

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.

To submit a request, contact the Service and Support Centre.

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.