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What is the Cloud?

The Cloud is a way of accessing more powerful computing resources via the internet, where you use your own computer as the controls & access point.

Nectar is Australia’s purpose built cloud for Research, providing computing services and tools for researchers for free. There are eligibility factors, learn more here.

Do I need it?

  • I need more computing power (processors, ram, storage) ✅
  • I want to share my computer with collaborators ✅
  • I want my computer to host a service such as a website or database ✅
  • I want to use a different operating system to my usual physical devices ✅
  • I want to launch long-running tasks without worrying about power outages or physical access ✅

If any of the above apply to you, the Nectar Cloud would benefit your research!