About using VNC with Atmosphere
Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a way to share a graphical desktop environment. The underlying protocol works across operating systems and platforms, and allows a remote user or users to access, use, and share a computer system. There are many free VNC clients, or viewers, some of which are mentioned in the next section. The Atmosphere VNC enables one or many Atmosphere users to access a machine that is being run on iPlant resources from the user's local machine.
There are two ways to use VNC with Atmosphere:
- Web VNC runs the VNC viewer from a web browser and requires Java.
- VNC application runs through your operating system. It is an open source application that uses an installed binary file and requires installation and setup.
The pages in this section give a quick overview of how to use VNC with Atmosphere: