How do I launch a software application on the CLSE for Windows?
The process for starting Windows software applications on the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) uses a software-on-demand service called Cloudpaging. Most software applications are no longer installed locally on computers, or available in the Windows Start menu by default. Instead, each time you log into a CAEN Windows computer, you will be presented with the Cloudpaging web page listing the available software titles:
Clicking the green “Launch” button for a software application will start the Cloudpaging Player for on-demand delivery of the application to the computer:
Once the delivery process is complete, the Windows Start menu will be populated with the associated shortcuts, and the software will be ready to go:
Some other notes about this service include:
- Applications that you select on one CAEN computer will not automatically be available when you log into a different computer; you will need to "Launch" the application each time you log in before it can run.
- The Cloudpaging Player must remain open in order to continue running software that was launched using the on-demand service.
- If the Cloudpaging Player is closed and you need to re-open it, you can select it from the Windows Start menu, or double-click the CAEN Software icon on the Desktop.
- In order to run applications that interact with each other, you will be required to “Launch” both applications from the website. For example, if you wish 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 allows CAEN to offer its full engineering software library to computers outside of the traditional CAEN and Duderstadt Center computer labs, including the ITS computers located in the Angell Courtyard.