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


ANSYS provides free support resources such as ANSYS Student Community, tech tips videos and introductory tutorials at: http://www.ansys.com/academic/free-student-products/support-resources.


The PDF documentation for ANSYS release 18.2 is available for our users and can be found at: https://hprc.tamu.edu/softwareDocs/ansys/


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


   Use of ANSYS is only permitted for users that are affiliated with Texas A&M at 
   College Station.  Users meeting this criteria are permitted to use ANSYS on HPRC 
   systems from anywhere in the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).  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:

[ netID@cluster ~]$ module spider ANSYS

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

[ netID@cluster ~]$ module load ANSYS/17.1

Various Products

For information on using a particular ANSYS product (including use of the GUI), please see the appropriate wiki page for each respective product:

Known Issues

There is a known issue when using the Ansys GUI for any version of Ansys. The Geometry Editor in the Ansys Workbench will not run properly without also loading an NVIDIA module.
To bypass this bug, load the OpenGL/NVIDIA module before running the Ansys Workbench:

[ netID@cluster ~]$ module load OpenGL/NVIDIA

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:

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 (20 cores, 64GB or 256GB). There are fewer VNC nodes than comparable compute nodes.

For more information, including instructions, on using software on the VNC nodes, please visit our Ada Remote Visualization page.