The past week saw frequent power outages. Darkness and immense warm temperatures were felt in homes or businesses without solar power or generators. Suffice it to say, many had a hard time sleeping at night.
The constant power outages resulted in the computer labs at the College of the Marshall Islands being temporarily shut off. In a brief moment of darkness, the CMI generator came to the rescue and restored power.
As evident in this picture in the CMI learning center, since it took awhile for the computers to start up, students went elsewhere to look for a place to finish their assignments. Those with laptops and mobile devices proceed from where they left off.
CMI’s computer labs operate using Ncomputing, a desktop virtualization company that provides hardware and software for virtual desktops, also referred to as zero clients or thin clients, which let multiple users share a single operating system at once. This company is used by many public and private schools.