Finite Element Analysis software for modeling, visualization, and best-in-class implicit and explicit dynamics FEA. - Homepage: http://www.3ds.com/products-services/simulia/products/abaqus/
Abaqus is open to all HPRC users when used within the terms of our license agreement. If you have particular concerns about whether specific usage falls within the TAMU HPRC license, please send an email to the HPRC Helpdesk.
Loading the Module
To see all versions of Abaqus available on Ada:
module spider ABAQUS
To load the default Abaqus module on Ada:
module load ABAQUS
To load a particular version of Abaqus on Ada (Example: 6.13.5):
module load ABAQUS/6.13.5-linux-x86_64
Usage of Abaqus is restricted by the number of available tokens. One instance of Abaqus cae requires one (1) cae token. An Abaqus job requires tokens based on the number of cores the job will use. The formula for calculating licenses that are needed is:
int(5 * (cores)^0.422)
To see the number of available tokens, use the License Checker Tool.
Usage on the Login Nodes
Please limit interactive processing to short, non-intensive usage. Use non-interactive batch jobs for resource-intensive and/or multiple-core processing. Users are requested to be responsible and courteous to other users when using software on the login nodes.
The most important processing limits here are:
- ONE HOUR of PROCESSING TIME per login session.
- EIGHT CORES per login session on the same node or (cumulatively) across all login nodes.
Anyone found violating the processing limits will have their processes killed without warning. Repeated violation of these limits will result in account suspension.
Note: Your login session will disconnect after one hour of inactivity.
Usage on the Compute Nodes
Non-interactive batch jobs on the compute nodes allows for resource-demanding processing. Non-interactive jobs have higher limits on the number of cores, amount of memory, and runtime length.
For instructions on how to create and submit a batch job, please see the appropriate wiki page for each respective cluster:
A single core example, no user subroutine:
#BSUB -J AbaqusJob # sets the job name to AbaqusJob. #BSUB -L /bin/bash # uses the bash login shell to initialize the job's execution environment. #BSUB -W 2:00 # sets to 2 hours the job's runtime wall-clock limit. #BSUB -n 1 # assigns 1 core for execution. #BSUB -R "span[ptile=1]" # assigns 1 core per node. #BSUB -R "rusage[mem=5000]" # reserves 5000MB per process/CPU for the job (5GB * 1 Core = 5GB per node) #BSUB -M 5000 # sets to 5,000MB (~5GB) the per process enforceable memory limit. #BSUB -o Abaqus.%J # directs the job's standard output to Abaqus.jobid ## Load the module module load ABAQUS ## Launch Abaqus with proper parameters abaqus memory="5GB" cpus=1 job=JobName input=InputFile.inp
A multicore (10 core) example, with a user subroutine:
#BSUB -J AbaqusJob # sets the job name to AbaqusJob. #BSUB -L /bin/bash # uses the bash login shell to initialize the job's execution environment. #BSUB -W 2:00 # sets to 2 hours the job's runtime wall-clock limit. #BSUB -n 10 # assigns 10 cores for execution. #BSUB -R "span[ptile=10]" # assigns 10 cores per node. #BSUB -R "rusage[mem=5000]" # reserves 5000MB per process/CPU for the job (5GB * 10 Core = 50GB per node) #BSUB -M 5000 # sets to 5,000MB (~5GB) the per process enforceable memory limit. #BSUB -o Abaqus.%J # directs the job's standard output to Abaqus.jobid ## Load the modules module load intel module load ABAQUS ## Launch Abaqus with proper parameters abaqus memory="50GB" cpus=10 job=JobName input=InputFile.inp mp_mode=mpi user=FileName.for
Usage on the VNC Nodes
The VNC nodes allow for usage of the a graphical user interface (GUI) without disrupting other users.
VNC jobs and GUI usage do come with restrictions. All VNC jobs are limited to a single node (Terra: 28 cores/64GB). There are fewer VNC nodes than comparable compute nodes.
For more information, including instructions, on using software on the VNC nodes, please visit our Terra Remote Visualization page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What versions of ABAQUS are available and which should I use?
Q: How do I open the ABAQUS GUI?
A: Using the ABAQUS GUI (or almost any GUI on our clusters) for anything more than light editing requires the use of a VNC job. For information on how to use a VNC job, please see our Remote Visualization page.
Step 1: Start a VNC session with the instructions from the page linked above.
Step 2: Load the ABAQUS module as shown above.
Step 3: Launch the ABAQUS GUI as shown below:
vglrun abaqus cae
Q: How do I submit a job?
Q: How much memory do I need?
Q: How do I set the memory?
Q: How long will my job take?
Q: How many cores should I use?
Q: How do I use ABAQUS to do [blank]?
Q: Where can I find ABAQUS documentation?