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Using CST Studio via OnDemand

Computer Simulation Technology (CST) Studio offers accurate, efficient computational solutions for electromagnetic design and analysis. Using CST Studio on Apocrita via OnDemand allows you to launch the Design Environment GUI. Please refer to the overview section for instructions on how to login to OnDemand.

Starting a CST Studio session

Select CST Studio from the GUIs list of the Interactive Apps drop-down menu, or from the My Interactive Sessions page.

Choose the resources your job will need. Choosing a 1 hour maximum running time is the best option for getting a session quickly, unless you have access to owned nodes which may offer sessions immediately for up to 24hrs if resources are available.

CST Studio resources

Once clicking Launch, the request will be queued, and when resources have been allocated, you will be presented with the option to connect to the session by clicking on the blue Launch CST Studio button.

Once connected, the familiar CST Studio Design Environment interface is presented. You will be able to use the allocated resources, and access your research data located on Apocrita.

CST Studio session

Exiting the session

If a session exceeds the requested running time, it will be killed. You can finish your session using one of the following methods:

  • clicking [x] in the upper right corner of the CST Studio Design Environment GUI.
  • clicking the red Delete button for the relevant session on the My Interactive Sessions page.

After a session ends, the resources will be returned to the cluster queues.