ANSYS Mechanical

ANSYS Mechanical is a finite element analysis (FEA) tool that enables you to analyze complex product architectures and solve difficult mechanical problems. You can use ANSYS Mechanical to simulate real world behavior of components and sub-systems, and customize it to test design variations quickly and accurately.

Availability and Restrictions

ANSYS Mechanical is available on Oakley and Glenn Clusters. The versions currently available at OSC are:

Firewall and Proxy Settings

In order for users to access OSC resources through the web your firewall rules should allow for connections to the following IP ranges.  Otherwise, users may be blocked or denied access to our services.


Users who are unsure of whether their network is blocking theses hosts or ports should contact their local IT administrator.

IT and Network Administrators

Ensure your clients have the following ports opened up in order to acess our resources.  

Software Refresh

OSC timely installs new software versions on OSC systems, and periodically do coordinated software refresh (update the default versions to be more up-to-date and remove some versions that are quite out of date) on OSC systems. While we encourage everyone to use up-to-date software, the old defaults will still be available till the next software refresh, in case some users prefer to use the old defaults. The software refresh is usually made during the scheduled downtime, while we will send out notifications to all users ahead of time for any questions/suggestions/concerns.


To cite Glenn, please use the following Archival Resource Key:


Here is the citation in BibTeX format:

ark = {ark:/19495/hpc1ph70},
url = {},
year  = {2009},
author = {Ohio Supercomputer Center},
title = {Glenn supercomputer}

And in EndNote format:

%0 Generic
%T Glenn supercomputer
%A Ohio Supercomputer Center
%R ark:/19495/hpc1ph70
%D 2009


NCL (The NCAR Command Language), is a free interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data processing and visualization. It is a product of the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and sponsored by the National Science Foundation. NCL has robust file input and output: it can read and write netCDF-3, netCDF-4 classic, HDF4, binary, and ASCII data, and read HDF-EOS2, GRIB1, and GRIB2.

ANSYS default module changes

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 4:15pm

We have updated the default module of ANSYS on both Oakley and Glenn. The default module of ANSYS is ANSYS 14.5.7 on Oakley and ANSYS 14.5 on Glenn. For example, if you use module load ansys on Oakley, ANSYS 14.5.7 (instead of ANSYS 13.0) is loaded. We however keep the older versions of ANSYS installed on our cluster.


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