From the Sonnet website: Sonnet Suites is best suited to design challenges involving predominantly planar (3D planar) circuits and antennas. 3D planar circuits consist of layers of metal traces embedded in stratified dielectric material. These circuits may also include vias and vertical metal sheets (z-directed strips). Sonnet Pro allows any number of of dielectric/metal layers including multiple user defined metal types and dielectric materials. Some examples of 3D planar circuits include MMIC, RFIC, coplanar waveguide (CPW) , LTCC, PCB (single and multiple layers) and patch antennas.


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Authorized Users

  • WHPC-Login Users



Connecting to Windows HPC

To log onto, you will need to use a Remote Desktop (RDP) client.

  • From a Linux workstation, it is recommended to use “rdesktop -u ‘FOREST\<username>’” from the terminal. To view more options for rdesktop, view the manual page.
  • From a Windows machine, launch “Remote Desktop Connection” and specify for the ‘Computer’ field.

If you receive a permissions error stating that your account doesn’t have access, please email and ask to be added to the Windows HPC user group on

Submitting Jobs

Once logged onto the machine, double-click the shortcut for Sonnet on the desktop or in the Start menu to open the graphical user interface to begin working with the software.


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