ANSYS at TACC
Last update: July 22, 2020
|ANSYS offers a comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires. ANSYS sofware is used to simulate computer models of structures, electronics, or machine components for analyzing strength, toughness, elasticity, temperature distribution, electromagnetism, fluid flow, and other attributes.|
TACC's current ANSYS license allows TACC users to access ANSYS for non-commercial, academic use. If you would like access to ANSYS, please submit a help desk ticket through the TACC User Portal. Include in your ticket your institutional affiliation and a brief statement confirming that you will use ANSYS only for non-commercial, academic purposes. If you are affiliated with the University of Texas, include your academic department in your help desk ticket.
If you have your own ANSYS licenses or would like to install your own copy, you are allowed to do so.
ANSYS has been installed under
/home1/apps/ANSYS on Frontera and Stampede2. Both installations include the main components: "Structures", "Fluids" and "Electronics". If you need access to other components, please consult with TACC.
All packages are installed under the default locations based on the ANSYS naming convention. You should be able to find ANSYS binaries and shared libraries under the following directories.
ANSYS is managed under modules on the TACC resources. Load the ANSYS module with the following command:
login1$ module load ansys
You can always get the help information using the module's "
login1$ module help ansys
The following figure shows how MATLAB is launched inside the VNC session.
Do NOT launch ANSYS on the login nodes. The job will fail and, more importantly, it will prevent other users from doing their work, as your execution will take up too many cycles on the shared login node. Using ANSYS on the login nodes is considered system abuse, and will be treated as such. See TACC usage policies.
You can also submit your ANSYS job to the batch nodes (compute nodes) on TACC resources. To do so, first make sure that the ANSYS module has been loaded, and then launch your ANSYS programs as shown in the sample Frontera job script below.
#!/bin/bash #SBATCH -J ansysjob # job name #SBATCH -e ansysjob.%j.err # error file name #SBATCH -o ansysjob.%j.out # output file name #SBATCH -N 1 # request 1 node #SBATCH -n 16 # request all 16 cores #SBATCH -t 01:00:00 # designate max run time #SBATCH -A myproject # charge job to myproject #SBATCH -p normal # designate queue module load ansys Your-ANSYS-COMMAND-HERE
Then submit the job to the scheduler in the standard way. Consult the Running Jobs section in the respective user guides.
|Frontera|| ||Running Jobs on Frontera|
|Stampede2|| ||Running Jobs on Stampede2|