This page provides announcements and updates related to the operating systems and software applications available in the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE).
Two Google Sheets have been created that list the version and deployment status for each software title planned to be included in the CLSE for the upcoming academic year:
Changes to the CLSE this summer included upgrading the base operating systems to Microsoft Windows 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, as well as removing the “I” (Instructional) or “R” (Research) computer designations. For further details on these changes, and more, refer to our recent Michigan Engineering news article.
Throughout the month of August, CAEN computer labs will be upgraded to the new CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Windows 10 in preparation for the Fall 2016 term. For a complete schedule of the dates and locations of the upgrades, refer to the CAEN Service Status posting.
We have removed QuickTime from being available in Application Jukebox on computers running the CLSE for Windows. This was done in response to the following CERT advisory:
The CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) will be upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10 for the Fall 2016 term. The change will improve the performance of our software on-demand environment, better support newer computer hardware being released, and provide a similar operating system that students have on their personal computers today.
CAEN will continue to deploy dual-boot computers with both Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in the CAEN computer labs. RHEL will be upgraded from 7.2 to 7.3, which is an incremental update with only minor changes to the environment.
This “Release Notes” web page has been created to post the updates and additions related to the CLSE changes. The availability and locations of test workstations will also be listed on this page.
In addition, CAEN has created two Google Sheets that list the version and deployment status for each software title planned to be included in the CLSE for the upcoming academic year:
If a course requires a version of an application that is not shown in the above documents, instructors may complete the request form.
CAEN has completed the initial testing of all engineering software applications to ensure they install and run under Windows 10.