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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 2014 license has been renewed. It provides 25 ansys research cfd and 256hpc seats for icemcfd, fluent and cfx. Note: The sharcnet apdl and workbench license (ie. the previous apdl, apdl-gui, runwb2 commands) was not renewed for 2014 due to low use throughout 2013 – however such functionality could be unlocked by any research group interested in paying for a license upgrade from ansys research cfd to ansys research. Submit a ticket if this is of interest and sharcnet will get a quote for the upgrade.
As of 10june2014 each user can run 4 simultaneous jobs using upto 48 hpc cores in total. Thus the following job combinations are possible when submitting jobs to the clusters: 1×52way or 2×28way or 3×20way or 4×16way.
Previous to 10Jun2014 each user could consume only 32 hpc cores simultaneously with the following job combinations: 1×36way job or 2×20way jobs or 2×16way+1x12way jobs or 4×12way jobs. Should ansys usage pick up again then the 32 hpc core limit may need to be reintroduced.
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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.