Ever wish you could process and analyze your MSC instrument results from the comfort of your living room?
Wish your data was stored in a private, secure location?
Wish you didn’t have to wait for the person ahead of you to finish their analysis before you could use the instrument?
Well, your wishes are about to be
MSC is putting in place a new process by which your instrument results will be stored on a CAE server in a directory that is private to you. We are also putting some of the analysis software on that same server, and making it available remotely via XenApp. Come back to this page to see when new analysis software is added to this process.
Here’s how it will work:
|Instrument||Location to use|
Andor Spinning Disk Confocal
Aramis Confocal Raman Microscope
Bruker Catalyst Bioscope AFM
Bruker D8 Discover Diffractometer
Cameca 3000X Si Atom Probe
Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenter
LEO SEM 1550VP
Phillips CM200 Ultra Twin TEM
Raman Imaging Microscope
Thermo Scientific k-alpha XPS
|C:\Data\[your CAE username]|
|Zeiss Auriga FIB
and LEO 1530-2
|D:\Data\[your CAE username]|
|Bruker Multimode 8 AFM||E:\Data\[your CAE username]|
|FEI TITAN||Z:\[your CAE username]|
That’s it! At that point, any files created or modified within the last two days that are in the appropriate location on the local computer will automatically be copied over to your private directory on a CAE server at \\mscrmn.cae.wisc.edu\mscrmn\mscusers\[your CAE username]. You then can access your files from anywhere on campus by mapping a drive to your private directory. If you are off-campus, you can use VPN.
For those analysis packages that are free to download, you are encouraged to install on your laptop/desktop.
When you are ready to analyze your data:
If you have downloaded the analysis software to your laptop/desktop,
If you want to use the analysis software through XenApp, whether you are on or off campus, go to http://remote.engr.wisc.edu/. This will bring up the Citrix Receiver, a component of XenApp. If you have not already installed the Citrix Receiver, you will be prompted to do so. This one-time installation will take about 15 minutes. You will log in using your CAE username and password, and you will see the software titles that have been added so far. Interaction between the software and data is fast because both reside on the same server, and the server has plenty of processing power.
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3(v1)||Step 3(v2)|
|Save instrument-generated files to
the appropriate location which is dependent on the instrument
|Click on Copy Files to MSC Network Drive icon on the control computer's desktop.||Log in to http://remote.engr.wisc.edu, using your CAE username and password, to use the analysis software.||OR use the software on your laptop/desktop and access the data/image files via the mapped network drive.|
Contact Jerry Hunter at jerry.hunter(AT)wisc.edu for more information or to provide feedback or recommendations on the process.