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LS-DYNA is a general-purpose finite element program capable of simulating complex real world problems. - Homepage: http://www.lstc.com/products/ls-dyna


LS-DYNA is available to any users within an academic department which has purchased their own license. We host the license on behalf of the licensed department(s).

Loading the Module

To see all versions of LS-DYNA available on Ada:

 module spider LS-DYNA

To load the default LS-DYNA module on Ada:

 module load LS-DYNA

To load a particular version of ANSYS on Ada (Example: 8.1.0):

 module load LS-DYNA/R8.1.0

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:

Ada Example


To submit the batch job, run:

bsub < jobscript

where jobscript would look like the example above.

Terra Example


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.