Change to running Windows software on CAEN computers for Fall 2015

The process for running software applications on the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Windows available in computer labs and the remote desktop service will change in Fall 2015. Each time a student logs in, they will be presented with a website listing available software applications:

Clicking the “Launch” button for each software title will start the on-demand delivery of the application to the computer, and populate the Windows Start menu with the associated shortcuts. In order to run applications that interact with each other, students will be required to “launch” both applications from the website. For example, if a student wishes to run COMSOL and have it interact with MATLAB, both applications will first need to be launched from the website.

This new on-demand delivery process, called “Application Jukebox,” will allow CAEN to offer its engineering software library outside of the traditional CAEN and Duderstadt Center computer labs. Additional locations will be announced in Fall 2015.

Instructors of courses that use the CLSE for Windows may need to update the course materials they provide their students to reflect this change. CAEN can provide guidance in updating course materials. Instructors should contact CAEN to provide a copy of the course materials in question, and a CAEN consultant will be able to assist.

New information on this service will be added to the CAEN Knowledge Base regularly in preparation for the start of the Fall 2015 term.