|Neil McFadyen, M.Eng, P.Eng
Supervisor of Computer Operations
Phone: 520-2600 ext. 5636
Phone: 520-2600 ext. 3555
Recommended Minimum Laptop Specs for Students:
Windows 10 (not all software used will run on a Mac)
i5 or i7 cpu, 256gb SSD, 8gb RAM
- ME2256 – 99 Windows PCs – Scheduled Labs
- ME3290 – 55 Windows PCs – 3rd & 4thYear Lab
- MC6065 – 14 Windows PCs – 4th Year Design Room
- ME2363 – 12 Windows PCs – 4th Year Satellite Lab
- ME3149 – 10 Windows PCs – 3rd & 4th Year Lab
- CB3103 – 1 Windows PCs – 4th Design Room
- ME3124 – 1 Windows PCs, CAD/CAM Lab
- ME3324 – Graduate Computer Lab
- CB3205 – Graduate Computer Lab (SERG)
OS versions – Windows 10 64 bit, Linux Redhat Enterprise, CentOS
PCs are monitored by alarm systems.
Computer Lab Access:
Access to rooms ME3124, ME3149, and ME3290 is by pinpad reader ONLY. Students can obtain a pincode from from the Departmental Office if s/he is taking a course(s) for which you require access to these rooms.
Access to ME2256, MC6065, CB3103, ME2360, ME2328, ME2324, CB3205 is by a Campus Card reader. You must login to Carleton Campus Card website and generate your own pin code for access. Swipe your card, enter the pin code and press #
Printing in ME2256, ME3290, ME3324 is by the new CarletonOnTheGo print system. You must have money on your Campus Card to print, $0.10 per page. Select the HP 4100 print driver. Login to CarletonOnTheGo system and release the print job to the appropriate printer.
There are 3 account domains for MAE which are separate from CUNET:
1. maent – student Windows domain – for all registered students
2. Linux Systems – on an as needed basis
3. admin Windows domain – for faculty and staff only
Undergraduate accounts for the Windows domain are created automatically as needed for courses and expire at the end of the course.
Graduate students can get Windows accounts and UNIX accounts. To get an account, fill out the Computer Account Request Form available in the Departmental Office Room ME3135.
Faculty can have accounts in all domains if required.
Each windows account comes with home directory mapped as the H drive for storing files. Only the user will have access to this drive. Storage quotas are set depending on the course requirements.
Courses may have shared drives for submitting assignments or sharing of files.
ECOR1010: \\arrow\2016ECOR1010fall is mapped as the P: drive for ECOR1010 users
4th Year Projects:
There is a network drive for each of the nine 2013/2014 fourth year projects as follows:
- Crash Test Dummy: \\arrow\2018cucd
- CUSP-Carleton University Simulator Project: \\arrow\2018cusp
- Formula-Hybrid Car: \\arrow\2018fsae
- Gas Turbine: \\arrow\2018gasturbine
- Hig-Performance Housing: \\arrow\2018house
- Hybird Natural Gas Vehicle: \\arrow\2018ngv
- Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle: \\arrow\2018bwuav
- Spacecraft: \\arrow\2018sdp
- Fixed-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle: \\arrow\2018fwuav
To Map a drive from a non-lab computer use the net use command, e.g.,
Net use z: \\18.104.22.168\2018fsae /user:maent\username
To Map the drive from outside of the MAE network, e.g., at home, you must first establish a VPN connection to Carleton using VPN software from Carleton Computing Services.
- ME2256 – Laser: 8.5×11 paper
- ME3290 – Laser: 8.5×11 paper
- ME3124 – LexMark laser: 8.5×11 paper and Grads Only
Large format printing is available on Campus at Virtual Wave, 613-526-2917, located in the CTTC building.
Large format printing is also available at Gilmore Reproductions, located at 1636 Woodward Drive phone 613-727-5610. They are setting up an ftp ste to send files directly to them. I will send out more info about this.
There are two computing clusters available to grad students, cluster84 and clusterq. Clusterq is mainly for running Ansys CFX jobs up to 20 partitions and cluster84 for running other programs such as Abaqus, fortran executables, matlab executables, etc. Separate accounts are given upon request.
We host a number of special websites, e.g., for 4th years projects, conferences, research projects, etc. If you need us to host a website let us know.
Wireless Network Information
There are wireless routers in most computers labs with access instructions posted in the room.
Backups and Creating CD-ROMS:
BEFORE you fill in the application form, please check with the System Administrator or with the Department to make sure that an application is required.
Intel Visual Fortan XE 2015 can be installed on Windows computers on a as needed basis. It is also available on Linux Computers
G77 is available on all linux workstations
25 concurrent user license for 4th year labs and grad lab faculty can obtain individual licenses at no cost.
MATLAB Campus license:
Numeric computation, advanced graphics and visualization, and a high-level programming language. There is a classroom kit license for teaching purposes install in the undergraduate labs and a separate research license installed in the graduate lab and on the Linux systems.
|Communications System Toolbox|
|Computer Vision System Toolbox|
|Control System Toolbox|
|Curve Fitting Toolbox|
|Data Acquisition Toolbox|
|DSP System Toolbox|
|Filter Design HDL Coder|
|Fuzzy Logic Toolbox|
|Global Optimization Toolbox|
|Image Acquisition Toolbox|
|Image Processing Toolbox|
|Instrument Control Toolbox|
|MATLAB Report Generator|
|Model Predictive Control Toolbox|
|Neural Network Toolbox|
|Parallel Computing Toolbox|
|Partial Differential Equation Toolbox|
|Real-Time Windows Target|
|Robust Control Toolbox|
|Signal Processing Toolbox|
|Simulink 3D Animation|
|Simulink Control Design|
|Simulink Design Verifier|
|Simulink Verification and Validation|
|Symbolic Math Toolbox|
|System Identification Toolbox|
Installed on all Lab computers.
PTC Pro Engineer – Creo Parametric:
Currently using versions Creo Parametric 4.0�
A CAD/CAM software package. Site licensed. Installed on all Windows computers. Students may obtain a free copy to install at their own computers:
PTC is offering any college and university students who are enrolled in a college/university that has the PTC University Plus program with a free seat of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Schools Edition. The intent of this license is to expand PTC’s opportunity to provide Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire to all students. Now, students have the ability to use Pro/ENGINEER in their dormitory or their apartment. Included is a perpetual license of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and the appropriate training materials.
Your students can register for their free seat HERE. All of the information about this exciting program can be found at this page.
Tecplot version 360:
A plotting package capable of very large data sets and tailored for CFD. The department currently has a 5 concurrent user license. The software is installed on PCs in the Grad Computer Lab.