14-17 September 2017
Hotel les Aiglons
Europe/Zurich timezone

Simulation Tutorials

Practical Information on Geant4 and GATE course

The participants are required to have their own laptop.

Your laptop will need to have the capability to run VirtualBox.

An image of the virtual machine equipped with all the necessary software for simulations and analysis that are going to be addressed during the course on Geant4 and GATE can be downloaded with the following link:


The procedure to start the virtualbox is described here. By doing this, do not forget to adjust the "Appliance Import Settings" depending on your computer settings. For instance, if your computer has 8 GB RAM, you can dedicate only 4 GB to the virtual machine, and 2 GB if your computer has only 4 GB RAM. Dedicating too much or to few RAM to the VirtualBox will slow down your computer.

For getting the best experience with virtualization, you have to enable "Hardware virtualization" as described here. With a MacBook, this is usually enabled by default. With other type of laptops, you will need to find the right option in the BIOS. We will help you in setting it during the Friday evening session.

The system installed is CentOS 7. Login credentials are:

user: user

mdp: user&scint

('user' is sudo)

(you can change the layout of keyboard by clicking on the icon "fr" in top-right corner of screen, by default the keyboard is in french)

For any problem regarding the installation of the virtual machine, an expert will help you check your installation and solve possible issues on Friday at 18:15.


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