Submitting ANSYS Jobs

ANSYS license is purchased by College of Engineering. Only users from CoE can access ANSYS on HCC resources. To be added to the ‘ansys’ group, send an email to

The number of ANSYS tasks is restricted by its license. For research computations, users need to add the line below to their job submission file.

#SBATCH --licenses=ansys_research
For teaching purposes, users need to add
#SBATCH --licenses=ansys_teaching

Running ANSYS scripts in batch

#SBATCH --ntasks=1
#SBATCH --time=00:30:00
#SBATCH --mem-per-cpu=1024
#SBATCH --job-name=TestJob
#SBATCH --licenses=ansys_research
#SBATCH --error=job.%J.err
#SBATCH --output=job.%J.out

module load ansys/19.2
Details of SLURM job submission can be found at SUBMITTING JOBS.

Running ANSYS interactively

  1. To use graphical user interface, users need to first setup X11 forwarding. HOW TO SETUP X11 FORWARDING
  2. Start an interactie job using srun. NOTE: users need to add --licenses=ansys_research or --licenses=ansys_teaching to the srun command. SUBMITTING AN INTERACTIVE JOB
  3. After the interactive job starts, execute “module load ansys/19.2”, then run the ANSYS command, e.g. fluent, from command line. The GUI will show up if steps 1-2 are configured correctly.