ANSYS and ABAQUS module changes

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:45pm

The ANSYS and ABAQUS modules on Glenn and Oakley have been modified to allow all users to select the base module instead of special modules, which was previously required for licensing purposes. For example, if you wish to use ANSYS 14 on Oakley, all users should load the ansys/14 module (not 14-com or 14-nimbis), and they will automatically be pointed at the correct license server.

2014/03 - OSC OnDemand

The March 2014 HPC Tech Talk (Tuesday, March 18th from 4-5PM) will provide some brief OSC updates, have a user-driven Q&A session, and will close with a live demonstration of OSC's OnDemand service. You can register for the WebEX session here. Slides are available below.

Queues and Reservations

Here are the queues available on Glenn. Please note that you will be routed to the appropriate queue based on your walltime and job size request.

Name Nodes available max walltime max job size notes


Available minus reservations

168 hours

1 node

HOWTO: Configure the MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox


The MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox and Distributed Computing Server are designed to allow users to create and launch parallel MATLAB jobs on a cluster of compute nodes.  It also allows users to remotely connect to OSC resources, whether to run parallel jobs in MATLAB or to use toolboxes for which users own their own licenses.  This guide will explain the basics of how to configure your Parallel Computing Toolbox for OSC systems.


The following versions of the MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox are supported at OSC:

Managing Your Project

Principal Investigators of OSC projects are responsible for updating their authorized user list, their outside funding sources, and their publications and presentations that cite OSC. All of these tasks can be accomplished through the ARMSTRONG portal ( PIs are also responsible for monitoring their project's Resource Unit balance and for submitting a proposal to the Allocations Committee of the Statewide Users Group before the balance goes negative.


ANSYS CFX (called CFX hereafter) is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) program for modeling fluid flow and heat transfer in a variety of applications.

Availability and Restrictions

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

HOWTO: Use VNC in a batch job

SSHing directly to a compute node at OSC - even if that node has been assigned to you in a current batch job - and starting VNC is an "unsafe" thing to do. When your batch job ends (and the node is assigned to other users), stray processes will be left behind and negatively impact other users. However, it is possible to use VNC on compute nodes safely.


STAR-CCM+ provides the world’s most comprehensive engineering physics simulation inside a single integrated package. Much more than a CFD code, STAR‑CCM+ provides an engineering process for solving problems involving flow (of fluids and solids), heat transfer and stress. STAR‑CCM+ is unrivalled in its ability to tackle problems involving multi‑physics and complex geometries.  Support is provided by CD-adapco. CD-adapco usually releases new version of STAR-CCM+ every four months.


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