OverviewVNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a graphical desktop sharing system that allows users to remotely work on another computer. It works by transmitting the keyboard and mouse events from your local machine to the remote machine. VNC is available on the
scc4.bu.edulogin nodes; but requires setup before using. Using VNC on the Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) presents two major benefits:
- It provides high graphics compression, so you can use GUI-based and graphics applications at a speed comparable to if the application was running on your local machine.
- VNC session is persistent, so you can suspend your session, disconnect your computer and resume your session at a later time.