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VPTL Technical Systems launches check-out cluster program

[O]ur team has had to quickly adapt to a fast changing world in the last few weeks.  We’ve been doing our best to meet Stanford faculty and students with their academic software needs.  As a result, we have launched the checkout-cluster program that allows users to use the cluster machines remotely for both macOS and Windows.  We’ve also worked with stakeholders and software vendors to open up the use of a subset of VPTL purchased licenses and VPTL hosted license for Stanford affiliates to use on their personal computers.   These make software such as Aspen, Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, Solidworks, and others available for use on students’ own computers.  The instructions are on the cluster-checkout site.  Additionally, we’ve worked with The Tech Desk at Lathrop Learning Hub to support users who have extended checkout laptops with special academic software needs.  We hope these efforts will help the Stanford community with remote teaching and learning needs during these difficult times.  If you haven’t yet, please visit the cluster-checkout service and pass this info along to Stanford affiliates that may benefit from the service.