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ANSYS http://www.ansys.com/Products Fluid Dynamics software can be used to simulate a wide range of 2d or 3d fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, turbulent, reacting, and multiphase flow problems. The software can be run interactively sharcnets visualization workstations or as batch jobs via the queue on designated sharcnet clusters.
Commencing January 1, 2009, there is no cost to use ANSYS on SHARCNET clusters or SHARCNET visualization workstations. The SHARCNET policy regarding commercial software can be found here.
ANSYS on Sharcnet may only be used by permitted users. Before attempting to use ANSYS each user must submit a ticket to the sharcnet web portal. To gain access to ansys 15.0.7 (or newer) request being added to the ansys group. To get access to ansys 14.0 request being added to the fluent group.
The SHARCNET license is for academic research and not commerical use. This means results obtained from use of this software on sharcnet should be considered publishable in the spirit of the license. Any non-publishable proprietary, private, commercial or contract work is strictly prohibited.
The 2016 license has been renewed. It provides a TOTAL of 25 ansys research cfd and 256hpc research seats for combined icemcfd, fluent and cox use. The sharcnet apdl and workbench license (ie. the previous apdl, apdl-gui, runwb2 commands) were not renewed in 2014 due to low use throughout 2013 – however such functionality could be unlocked if a research group interested in paying for a license upgrade from ansys research cfd to ansys research.
A maximum of 3 simultaneous jobs maybe run per user as of 15sep2016 – this limit may need to be further reduced if the number of active researchers further increases beyond the current ~25 level. This means typically only 1 or 2 jobs maybe started per user due to insufficient licenses being available. The maximum number of hpc cores each user can use in total is 48, where 4 cores per job are not counted towards the hoc total.
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o Sept 15 2016: The maximum number of simultaneous ansys jobs (fluent/cfx) each user can run has been increased from 2 to 3. Its recommended each user limit themself to running 2 jobs so that one license can be kept free for pre/post processing on the vdi-centos6 visualization workstation. Users may purchase and add dedicated license tokens if they need guarenteed access. Researchers residing at institutions with sharcnet hardware may look into utilizing site license token which sharcnet ansys can be configured to use – if so interested open a ticket.
o Apr 15, 2016: Ansys 16.2.3 including cfx and fluent is now installed on sharcnet. The ansys cfx/15.0.7 module is fixed on all systems. Please review the Documentation for detailed cluster specific instructions regarding how to sqsub cfx jobs, as these have changed.
o Apr 11, 2016: Installed ansys/16.2.3 onto redfin, orca, saw, kraken, vdi-centos6.