Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)

VCL is an FIU private cloud environment that allows virtual servers or workstations to be launched on-demand for use in academic curricula. Faculty can create custom operating system images with their desired configuration and set of applications. Both faculty and their students can access these resources remotely. Reservations can be set to spin up a number of instances at a specific time or students and faculty can bring up an available instance on-demand.


See our access guide here:

To start using VCL, go to the FIU VCL page:

FIU students should read the VCL Student Guide


  • 12 node environment, 98GB of memory per node
  • A total of 144 Intel based cores
  • 10Gb Ethernet storage network
  • 1 Gb Ethernet public network
  • NFS based storage