Remote Processing of NMR Data

Data generated on spectrometers in the NMR Lab may be processed off-line, using any of several data stations in the lab. Data may also be accessed remotely, via a remote connection to workstations in the lab, or by downloading the data and processing it using third-party software.

For remote processing using the nmr lab computer network, you must have a permanent IP address (no wireless) and give that address to the lab personnel:

  1. For Varian data using vnmr software,

    Using a vnc viewer, connect to spectrum.chem.umn.edu
    (RealVNC is a free version for a variety of systems, but not the only one (note: newest versions of Tightvnc do not work while older ones do).

  2. For Bruker data using Topspin,

    Using a vnc viewer, connect to spin.chem.umn.edu
    (RealVNC is a free version for a variety of systems, but not the only one (note: newest versions of Tightvnc do not work while older ones do).
    Choose "other" as login, then enter your nmr login and password.

    Alternatively,

    --for PC: Install Topspin using the DVD and license obtained from the NMR staff (this option works with the secure wireless network as well)
    -- for Mac: Connect with "ssh -Y -l logname spin.chem.umn.edu"

  3. Remote processing using third party software.

    Download your data via FTP to echo.chem.umn.edu. This is available from any computer on the university network.
    When using FTP, make sure your data is being transferred as "binary".

    Please note that the NMR lab does not provide technical support for any third party software.


Last modified: Feb 2016