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For information on using a particular ANSYS product, please see the appropriate wiki page for each respective product:
* [[SW:ANSYS:Fluent | Fluent]]
* [[SW:ANSYS:Turbogrid | TurboGrid]]
* [[SW:ANSYS:Workbench | Workbench]]

Revision as of 11:55, 6 July 2016



ANSYS simulation software enables organizations to confidently predict how their products will operate in the real world. - Homepage: http://www.ansys.com


Ansys is open to all HPRC users when used within the terms of our license agreement.


   Terms of the ANSYS Academic license require that all users be within 50 miles 
       of the TAMU main campus in College Station, TX. Use of this software outside
       the designated area represents a breach of the license and any users caught
       doing so may be subject to account suspension and/or other action.

If you have particular concerns about whether specific usage falls within the TAMU HPRC license, please send an email to the HPRC Helpdesk. Usage of Ansys is restricted by the number of available tokens. To see the number of available tokens, use the License Checker Tool.

Loading the Module

To see all versions of Ansys available on Ada:

 module spider ANSYS

To load the default Ansys module on Ada:

 module load ANSYS

To load a particular version of Ansys on Ada (Example: 17.1):

 module load ANSYS/17.1

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:

For information on using a particular ANSYS product, please see the appropriate wiki page for each respective product:

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.