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Computer and Systems Architecture | Hardware Systems | Library and Information Science


The UConn vPC is a collaborative IT project among the UConn School of Business, the School of Engineering, and the University Libraries. The project delivered virtual desktops to UConn students beginning the fall semester of 2011. Students now have access to UConn-licensed applications from their PCs, Macs, and mobile devices from anywhere in the world where they have Internet access. This session discusses both the technology behind the service and the collaboration between the academic units that built a scalable, centralized service. An overview of the service can be found at


Presented by the authors at the Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Annual Conference, Providence, RI, USA, March 14, 2012.