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Running Sentaurus on the DOE Network Department of Electronics Carleton University April 2016 Warning: This primer is intended to cover the DOE.CARLETON.CA domain. Other domains are not covered in this primer. Table of Contents Licensing and Accounts .......................................................................................................................2 Linux Basics........................................................................................................................................3 Terminal.........................................................................................................................................3 Transferring Files between Linux and Windows ................................................................................5 Killing Lost Process..........................................................................................................................6 Starting Sentaurus ..............................................................................................................................7 Setting the Sentaurus Workbench project database environment variable .........................................8 Common Sentaurus Tools................................................................................................................9 Notes about Sentaurus....................................................................................................................9 Licensing and Accounts Before even attempting to use Sentaurus, you must ensure you have a license for the tool. Sentaurus licensing in the Department of Electronics (DOE) at Carleton University is handled by the Canadian Microelectronics Corporation, otherwise known as CMC Microsystems. Generally speaking there are two ways to get a license. The first is to be registered in a course which uses the Sentaurus suite, the second is to be a graduate student whose supervisor is a CMC subscriber with a Synopsys tools license, and has identified you as one of their grad students. In the case you are simply registered for a course, and are not a graduate student, either your Professor or the support staff at Carleton, will provide you with a username and password to access the design tools that has already been registered with CMC for you. In the case that you are a graduate student, you will be required to set up two accounts. The first account you require is a login for the DOE Linux Workstations. If you haven’t already done so, contact the DOE System Administrator to get an account set up for you. The second account you require is a CMC account. If you don’t already have a CMC account, go to http://www.cmc.ca/ and create one. You will be required to select your supervisor from a list, and your supervisor will have to confirm that you are their student. AFTER your supervisor has confirmed your student status, log into a Linux Workstation and run CADactivate. Note that when you are promoted for a username, you must use your Linux Workstation username. This tool can be found on the Linux Workstations in the Applications  DOE Tools menu box. Alternatively CADactivate can be run at the link below 2 http://www.cmc.ca/en/WhatWeOffer/Design/Tools/CADactivate.aspx. If the activation process was successful, you should have a license to use Sentaurus within 24 hours. Linux Basics There are many Linux tutorials freely available on the Internet. If you’ve never used Linux before, you are highly encouraged to look one up. What follows are bare minimum instructions in order to launch Sentaurus. The Linux Workstations in the Department of Electronics are all accessed remotely. You can log in from your Windows based lab or office PC, or any PC on the DOE network, with the Unix Systems icon on the desktop. Figure 1: Unix Systems Desktop Icon Launching the Unix Systems program will present a list of computers. Due to a quirky System Administrator, all the Linux systems on the DOE network are named after Norse Gods (Loki, Odin, Thor, etc…). Select the computer with the most resources available, and click “Connect”. This will initiate a remote connection to the Linux Workstation using Xconnect. There is however a problem with Xconnect. If you close the window, on purpose or otherwise, you will lose the session and all unsaved data. Additionally, it is possible for the process you were running to become “lost” and continue to use valuable resources while not producing useful data. It is good practice to periodically check for lost processes that you’ve accidentally created and terminate them; more on this later. Some other remote desktop protocols are currently being tested, such as encrypted VNC and X2Go, which will maintain your session should you wish to disconnect and reconnect later. Contact the System Administrator for more details. After logging in

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