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ACES Managed Ubuntu Linux Research Workstations

ACES IT now offers a managed Ubuntu Linux option for research workstations.


Are you interested in using Linux for your research?
Do you already use Linux, but don't want to have to manage every system in your research group yourself?
We can help!

Ubuntu Linux for Research


  • The latest Ubuntu Linux LTS version
  • NetID campus login integration
  • Access your system remotely via SSH using your NetID
  • Self-Service research group management via the My.ACES portal
  • Automatic weekly security updates
  • NVIDIA drivers automatically installed for systems with NVIDIA GPUs
  • Campus security software (Crowdstrike)

Core Software

Some examples of the software that is installed on every managed Ubuntu system includes:

  • Filezilla
  • GIMP Image Editor
  • Google Chrome
  • LibreOffice
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Visual Studio Code
  • VLC Media Player
  • Git
  • GNU Octave
  • TeX Live / TeX Studio
  • Text editors like VIM and Emacs
  • Python 3
  • R / R Studio / R Studio Server
  • Lambda Stack (for systems with NVIDIA GPUs only)
  • Compilers and tools like gcc, g++, fortran, cmake, etc.
  • Support for AppImage, Flatpak and Snap packages

Extra software from the Webstore

We can also install licensed software from the webstore like Matlab for you.

Headless Servers

Don't need a graphical interface on your system?
We can set up your system as a headless server that you can access via SSH.

Contact us:

To inquire about managed Ubuntu Linux for your research group, contact us:


Phone: 217-244-0477

Keywordsresearch linux ubuntu workstation deep-learning machine-learning data-science   Doc ID137654
OwnerVincent W.GroupAnswers @ ACES
Created2024-05-31 15:59:52Updated2024-06-03 09:55:20
SitesUniversity of Illinois - College of ACES
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