Windows Application Servers

In addition to Windows PCs in various labs, MSI also provides remote-accessible Windows servers. These servers can be accessed via Remote Desktop Connection. Follow the appropriate link for your operating system on the Interactive Connections page for instructions.

The Windows application servers copper.msi.umn.edu and iron.msi.umn.edu are Dell PowerEdge R710s with 2 quad-core 2.66 GHz processors and 48 GB memory, running 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2. They allow Remote Desktop for users.

Note: copper and iron are general purpose interactive servers not intended for heavy batch jobs. If your job causes the server to become unresponsive for other users, it will be killed. The resource limits themselves vary with server load. If you find that these servers cannot meet your needs due to this restriction, please try to transfer your work to our lab queue or an HPC system, or contact help@msi.umn.edu to request assistance in finding a suitable resource.

A few special-purpose Windows application servers exist for specific software and are noted on the software pages. Check the software page for the software in question to see where it is installed.