INCLUDE FILES AND REMOTE SUBMITTALS

It is generally recommended for remote submission that all necessary files to be
transferred to the remote host should reside in the user’s current Windows 2000 working
directory. For example, if your data files have “include” statements, the include files
should also reside in the same directory as your data files.
For large data sets or large include files, this is not the optimal way of submitting remote
jobs. In many companies, the network system is composed of several large file servers: a
possible combination of Windows, UNIX and/or Linux machines. A typical user will use
these servers to store data files instead of his/her local workstation. The real problem for
remote submittal is how to tell the simulator where to get its files for simulation.
Windows machines can presently see UNIX/Linux disk and file systems if a 3rd party
application like SAMBA or NetAPPS is running on the UNIX/Linux machine and
sharing directories via Server Message Block (SMB) format. UNIX/Linux machines can
normally see each other disk and file systems via Network File System (NFS) and
Window machines can normally see other Window machines disk and files systems via
SMB. Sharing is available for UNIX, Linux and Windows machines only if properly
read/write/export permissions are setup on each server.
In the UNIX/Linux world, a user would specify a file’s fully qualified path on a remote
NFS machine. For example, if the remote machine is named ABC and the location of
asciifile1.dat is on the disk /install1, a user would use the fully qualified path to cd to the
remote and machine and disk and cat the file:
cd /net/export/home/ABC/install1
cat asciifile1.dat
In the Windows world, a user can get to other SMB machines and files by using the full
Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path name. If SAMBA is running on a
UNIX/Linux machine, a user can mount their drives and get to the files on their disks by
also specifying the full UNC path name.
UNIX/Linux machines cannot see non-NFS mounted Window machines’file systems, as
are the default on Windows Workstations and Servers.

Typical configuration:
Job Submittal Machine
(Win2k)

File Server
(Unix/Linux)

Simulation Machine
(Unix/Linux)

File Server
(Win2k)

Simulation Machine
(Win2k)

JOB SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Type of
Submission

Location of
Working Location of INCLUDE Files
Directory

Will it
Work?

Include Example

Local

Local

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Win2k

Win2k

Direct

Yes

Include D:\workingDir\abc.inc

Machine

Job

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

Direct

Yes

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Machine

Working Directory

Type of
Reference

Another Directory
( Job Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

Remote

Working Directory

Assumptions and Restrictions

The directory must be properly shared

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Win2k

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

Machine

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )
Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

Remote

Working Directory

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Unix/Linux

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

Machine

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

NFS

No

Include /workingDir/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

NFS

No

Include /dirname/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

Direct

Yes

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )

Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

Remote

Local

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Win2k

Win2k

Direct

No

Include D:\workingDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

Machine

Submittal

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

The File must exist as noted on the remote machine.

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Win2k

Direct

Yes

Include D:\workingDir\abc.inc

The File must exist as noted on the remote machine.

Job

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

The File must exist as noted on the remote machine.

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Win2k

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

Machine

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

The File must exist as noted on the remote machine.

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Unix/Linux

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

Machine

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/machineName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/machineName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

Yes

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

The File must exist as noted on the remote machine.

UNC

Yes

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The directory must be properly shared

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

Direct

Yes

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be Mapped on the Local Machine as S:\.

UNC

Yes

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Directory must be properly Shared via SMB

NFS

No

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach NFS mappings ( /net/export . . . )

Machine

Working Directory

Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Another Directory
( Job Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

Remote

Machine

Working Directory

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )
Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

Remote

Working Directory

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )
Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Another Directory
( Job Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

Remote

Working Directory

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )

Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Another Directory
( Job Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

Remote

Local

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Unix/Linux

Win2k

Direct

No

Include D:\workingDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

Machine

Submittal

UNC

No

Include \localName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /dirName/abc.inc

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

Machine

Working Directory

Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Another Directory
( Job Machine )

Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Unix/Linux

Remote

Working Directory

Direct

No

Include D:\workingDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

Job

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Machine

NFS

Yes

Include /workingDir/abc.inc

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /dirName/abc.inc

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )

Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

Remote

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Win2k

Working Directory

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

Machine

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /dirName/abc.inc

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )
Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Another Directory
( Job Machine )

Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir

None

Yes

Include abc.inc

Unix/Linux

Remote

Working Directory

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

Machine

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedWorkingDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /workingDir/abc.inc

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /dirName/abc.inc

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \localName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include D:\dirName\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \machineName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /dirName/abc.inc

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

Direct

No

Include S:\sharedDir\abc.inc

Direct Drive Access is not supported for Remote Runs

UNC

No

Include \remoteName\sharedDir\abc.inc

The Job Machine can not reach UNC mappings ( \host\share . . )

NFS

Yes

Include /net/export/remoteName/dirName/abc.inc

Another Directory
( Working Dir Machine )

Another Directory
( Submittal Machine )
Another Directory
( Job Machine )

Remote Win2k Dir

Remote Unix/Linux Dir