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Guide to Ansys Mechanical (MAPDL) Simulation in the CAD Compute Cluster

Running Ansys Mechanical APDL 2020 R2 using an LSF Job Scheduler (command line; without GUI) More information about our Load Sharing Facility (LSF) job scheduler is given here.   Our CAD Compute Cluster consists of four login nodes named uwlogin*; eight simulation nodes named uwmhpc*; and two management nodes named uwlsfm*. A way to display these names is to use the LSF …

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CMC Cloud Cadence iLS Series: Virtuoso® Layout Design Basics (VLDB) vIC 6.1.7 (Course ID: 84460EC)

Table of Contents This document is a companion document for the Cadence iLS training course Virtuoso® Layout Design Basics (VLDB) vIC 6.1.7. It is meant to be reviewed, along with the training course materials from Cadence, for how to complete the lab materials using the NDN Cloud. For information on getting access to Cadence iLS …

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How to Modify your Settings for ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.0 or 17.0 or 18.0

Close HFSS and CADPass. Go to the Start Menu, and select Control Panel |Programs and Features. Click ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.0. Select Change. Select Modify. Click Next. Keep the default selections. Select “I want to specify a license server“. Note: It is important that the server configuration be set as below. If Appgate IP Tunneling …

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COMSOL LSF Procedure

Instructions Video This video provides instructions on how to run COSMOL jobs on the cluster:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjFuDegLOC0&feature=youtu.be Loading COMSOL File Test COMSOL file: Cylinder.mph. Upload your *.mph to your working directory. Create a shell file to enter LSF bsub and the COMSOL batch commands. See appendix for example. Upload shell file to the same working directory …

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What if I Can’t Get a License?

First, make sure that you have a CMC account and that you are linked to your supervisor. Check to make sure that you have a registered computer username. See Computer Username Issues. Make sure that you have logged into the AppGate SDP and that you have selected the tool in CADpass Client. See FAQ for CADpass Client.

Using Cluster Sweep Node and Batch Mode License in COMSOL Multiphysics Simulation

This document explains how to optimize the parallelization of parametric computations of COMSOL Multiphysics by using Cluster Sweep node and Batch mode license, which is available for all COMSOL licenses provided by CMC. Note: This procedure is based on GUI access to COMSOL using the CMC cloud infrastructure and is not currently available using command …

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Calibre Manufacturing Tools in the NDN (RET, MDP and FRACTURE tools)

Siemens’ Calibre CAD suite incorporates a number of diverse tools for mitigating and predicting manufacturing imperfections generated during the fabrication of optical and electronic components. This overview page is meant to give a brief introduction to the stages through which each design must pass from circuit schematic to finished, physical semiconductor chip, and the roles …

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Synopsys TCAD Sentaurus Training Modules on the CMC STC Disk

We have received a number of requests to provide training and examples for the TCAD Sentaurus CAD suite. The table below lists most of the introductory training modules for this suite. They are designed specifically for new users, and provide work-able examples and exercises. Not all modules are listed here. For the complete list, and to run …

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Guide to ANSYS Electronics Desktop (EDT) Simulation in the CAD Compute Cluster

Running Ansys Electronics Desktop 2020 R2 using an LSF Job Scheduler (command line; without GUI)  More information about our Load Sharing Facility (LSF) job scheduler is given here.   The CAD Compute Cluster nodes can be displayed by typing lshosts at a command prompt in the environment as shown in Figure 1. You will see four login nodes (uwlogin*), two management nodes (uwlsfm*) and eight compute nodes …

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Uploading a Simulation File to the CAD Compute Cluster

Uploading a Simulation to CMC’s CAD Compute Cluster This is the main webpage describing our CAD Cluster. Step-by-step instructions for logging into and using the Cluster are outlined in CMC CAD Compute Cluster Instruction. We recommend the use of a secure file transfer (SFTP) application for transferring your files to our Cluster, or the use of …

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Load Share Facility (LSF) Job Scheduler: Commands to set up your Environment

Module Commands in an LSF 10.1 Environment   Note: In the following descriptions, the combined symbols “$>” are used as a stand-in for a LINUX terminal command prompt. The LSF Job Scheduler in the CAD Compute Cluster runs constantly, and never has to be started. It has been configured with certain queues that handle requests for …

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Presentations from “Configure Your Research Platform: Infrastructure Needs for Embedded and Heterogeneous Computing”

During March and April 2018, CMC organized several one-day interactive seminars to explore research infrastructure requirements for heterogeneous computing implementations from small, low power sensor nodes, to network edge devices to the cloud. Specific infrastructure topics included needs and specifications for tools and platforms for: Application-Specific Instruction Set Processors (ASIPs) and hardware accelerators Open-source processor …

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ANSYS – Error Code 3221227010

A problem has occurred for some ANSYS EDT users that have applied Windows 10 update KB4571756 (ANSYS EDT = HFSS, SIwave, Maxwell, etc.). https://forum.ansys.com/discussion/20206/ansys-maxwell-error-3221227010 Problem happens during installation, but also seemed to happen when trying to run ANSYS from the Start Menu. The error code reported during installation is 3221227010. To avoid this issue setting …

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Siemens’ Pyxis, Calibre Interactive and Questa ADMS: Version Compatibility

The following is cobbled together from the release notes of these Siemens’ CAD tools. Note that after Calibre release 2013.3_*, two operating system streams were made available to users. For Red Hat Enterprise 5 users, files with ‘ixl’ in their names are required. For Red Hat Enterprise 6 and SUSE 11 users, files with ‘aoi’ …

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How to convert dual-boot HP Z400 Workstation to Windows 7 only

Below are instructions to convert the dual-boot HP Z400 workstation (shipped in Fall 2012 for use with the Xilinx ML605, Altera DE4-530 and BEE3 FPGA boards) into a Windows 7 only configuration. This provides the benefit of additional hard disk space (2x 1TB drivers), which is currently half-occupied by the Linux partition. Use the following …

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Setup Information for the HP Z400 workstations (ML605, DE4-530, BEE3)

Below are some facts/tips to setup and start using the HP Z400 workstations which are being delivered for use with several FPGA development systems (Xilinx ML605, Altera DE4-530, BEEcube BEE3). We will add details as queries arise, but feel free also to comment on this document to ask any specific questions. The workstations are dual …

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Using CMC Cloud Design Environment – Windows

Table of Contents Introduction CMC Cloud Design Environments are virtual on-demand secure design environments. These environments include CAD tool suites and can host Process Design Kits (PDKs). This document guide you to use CMC Cloud where you can perform your research. Accessing CMC Cloud Access to CMC Cloud is included with many of the CAD Tools available …

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How to Remove the AppGate Icon from Your Desktop (to remove java web start cached apps)

After installing the new version of CADpass, I no longer have an icon on my desktop or the icon on the desktop doesn’t work. How do I fix that? (To remove a java web start cached apps). 1. Go to the Windows Control Panel – and open the Java Control Panel. 2. Click Settings. 3. …

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How to SFTP with CMC to Upload a Video for Symposium

End user upload and download file instruction Windows user: To connect to SFTP server from a Windows system, the user must use a SFTP client software. i.e. FileZilla, MobaXterm, WinScp, etc. This is free software that you can download from the Internet. Host: sftp://cmc-fab-01.cmc.ca (make sure you copy this url) Username: your CMC registered username Password: your CMC login …

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Setting the Temporary/Scratch Directory for ANSYS Simulations (CMC Cloud)

Table of Contents Our subscribers are able to use our virtual Cloud accounts hosted here in Kingston, Ontario, if they do not have access to certain CAD tools at their home universities. Figure 1 shows the CMC Microsystems’ Cloud account hardware configuration. These accounts have recently been assigned additional master disk space for temporary “scratch” …

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