The access to the server and to the EDA tools is guaranteed on other machines remotely. Remember to be connected to the EPFL network through a VPN connection ( ).


Putty (on Windows)

Install the software Putty. Set the configuration using the server name. The software opens a terminal into the server. Putty is suggested only for operation from the terminal. With this solution, once the connections is failed all the running processes and data are lost. 


NoMachine (on Windows and Linux)

Install the software NoMachine. At this moment (Dec '15) the NoMachine software is not installed on iclab's servers. For this reason, to use NoMachine install it on both your personal workstation and your client machine. After that use the IP address of your machine to connect to it remotely (command ifconfig in a terminal). The NoMachine session will transfer only a desktop image to your client machine. For this reason even if the connection interrupts the processes will continue running on the server.

Important: the desktop resolution of the workstation and the client machine has to be adapted. i.e. for XPS13 laptop change the workstation resolution to 1920x1080. Disable the scaling resolution from the nxplayer executable file in the client machine (right click on the file). Remember that the IP addresses of the workstation in Microcity are not static: type ifconfig command and shutdown/restart your session if you plan to work remotely.


X2GO for server access

X2GO is an opensource version of NX. X2GO is installed on the servers, it is therefore possible to access them with x2go client (download here).


Remote Desktop Connection (on Windows)

Installed on Windows by default. A Desktop window will be opened.


Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is required. Xming has to be in use in order to enable X11 forwarding. When you open a terminal through Bash on Ubuntu, first type the following commands (e.g. before connecting to servers through SSH):

In order to have swiss keyboard layout when launching a software from the terminal, follow the following steps:

If you need to launch Virtuoso, first download and install xming-fonts on Windows.