Mentor Graphics


The Mentor Graphics Calibre tool suite provides tools for physical verification of Integrated Circuit (IC) Electronic Design Automation (EDA).


  • AMS: 14.1
  • Calibre: 2014.4_18.13

Authorized Users

  • Faculty and students in the Computer Science & Engineering Dept.
  • Faculty and students in the Electrical Engineering Dept.


  • CIRCE cluster
  • SC cluster


  • apps/mentor/ams/14.1
  • apps/mentor/calibre/2014.4_18.13

Running Mentor Graphics on CIRCE/SC

The Mentor Graphics user guide is essential to understanding the application and making the most of it. The guide and this page should help you to get started with your simulations. Please refer to the Documentation section for a link to the guide.

  • Note on CIRCE: Make sure to run your jobs from your $WORK directory!
  • Note: Scripts are provided as examples only. Your SLURM executables, tools, and options may vary from the example below. For help on submitting jobs to the queue, see our SLURM User’s Guide.
  • Note: All Mentor Graphics processing/simulation jobs should be run in an SRUN session, and NOT on the login nodes!

To run Mentor Graphics tools using the GUI, the following steps must be taken, in addition to using another command sequence.

1. You must take note of the CIRCE/SC login node that you’re presently logged into. You should see something like:

[user@login0 ~]$

2. You must take note of the current X display that you’re using so that it can be properly exported. To do this, you’ll run the command below and what you should expect to see on the shell:

[user@login0 ~]$ echo $DISPLAY

3. You now have your display variables necessary to use the Mentor Graphics GUI on a compute node within the cluster. You now need to run the command below with example resources:

[user@login0 ~]$ srun --time=02:00:00 --nodes=1 --ntasks-per-node=4 --pty /bin/bash
[user@wh-520-4-1 ~]$

4. If all goes well, you should get dropped into an interactive shell on the execution host. You’ll now need to export the display variables taken from steps 1 and 2 above. You’ll run the following command:

[user@login0 ~]$ export DISPLAY=login0:7009

5. The last step is to load the Calibre module as described below and then start your specific Calibre toolset.


Home Page, User Guides, and Manuals

  • Mentor Graphics Home Page
  • Mentor Graphics Documentation
    • /apps/mentor/aoi_cal_2014.4_18.13/docs/pdfdocs

Benchmarks, Known Tests, Examples, Tutorials, and Other Resources

  • Mentor Graphics Examples
    • /apps/mentor/aoi_cal_2014.4_18.13/shared/examples

More Job Information

See the following for more detailed job submission information:

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs with Mentor Graphics to the IT Help Desk: