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Use the efficient and flexible computing infrastructure VRE!

13 January 2021

Are you an UT researcher and are you looking for flexible, efficient and scalable computing infrastructure to perform simulations / calculations? Then use the Virtual Research Environment (VRE).

The Virtual Research Environment (VRE)

From an inventory and discussions with researchers, it has been noted that computing infrastructure plays an increasingly important role in research. Standard workstation facilities such as a desktop or notebook are not suitable or not powerful enough for complex calculations. It is necessary to scale up to equipment with higher availability and / or computing power.

Instead of using their own computer, researchers can quickly and easily start and stop an infrastructure for their research at any time. In that case, you only pay for the use.

The Virtual Research Environment (VRE) offers an environment with the following characteristics:

  • Quick and easy access to computing capacity
  • Efficient and flexible ICT solutions
  • Uses public cloud infrastructure (Microsoft Azure)
  • Not complicated (no technical knowledge necessary);
  • No investment costs (pay after use).


To be registered as an employee of the UT and have an OFI number on which the costs incurred can be booked. Go to VRE environment, (copy this link in a new browser: here are documentation for support.

Other questions and malfunctions? Please contact the Service Desk ICT.

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