Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
With regards to the safety measures put in place by the university to mitigate the risks of the COVID-19 virus, at this time all MSI systems will remain operational and can be accessed remotely as usual. The only planned outages concern our in-person Helpdesk and tutorials. More information, as well as alternative remote support options, can be found at MSI COVID-19 Continuity Plan
20.1, 16.1olm, 18.2, 16.1, 17.0, 19.2, 16.1nlm
Friday, May 15, 2020
ANSYS is a general-purpose finite-element program for engineering analysis, and includes preprocessing, solution, and postprocessing functions. ANSYS is used in a wide range of disciplines for solutions to mechanical, thermal, and electronic problems. There are versions of ANSYS software for both UNIX-based and Windows operating systems.
To run this software in a Linux environment run the command(s):
module load ansys
Then open the "License Preferences" menu (under the Tools pull-down) and select "Use Academic Licenses" in the "Global Settings" section under the Solver tab. Then click OK and close the workbench.
Ansys 14 has specific supported window managers, and crashes or freezes in our default window manager. To run Ansys 14 on MSI NX and Lab workstations, you will need to switch your window manager to KDE, and also set a KDE option described below.
To use KDE on our NX server:
Start the NX client and click Configure.
In the "Desktop" box change the drop-down menus to "Unix" and "Custom" then click the "Settings" button.
Select Run the following command and type in /usr/bin/startkde
Click OK, Save, OK
If you come to an MSI lab in person, from the login screen there is a menu at the bottom where you can select KDE as your window manager.
Once you have KDE started, you need to change this setting:
Click the KDE Main Menu in the bottom left corner and go to System Settings.
Under Look&Feel, select Window Behavior
Change the "Focus stealing prevention level" to "None"
1. Request access to Citrix at https://www.msi.umn.edu/citrixrequest
2. Connect to https://apps.umn.edu.
3. Click on Desktops > MSI Ansys to launch the desktop.
4. Launch ANSYS from:
Start Menu > All Programs > ANSYS$Version > ANSYS$Version
$Version is the version number of that ANSYS installation.