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Running Ansys on Servers


Ansys is set up to run on any ECN system. However, you must tell it what kind of license to use. It defaults to the research license. You can find more licensing info with this document.

Using the GUI

  1. Start an X server (such as VcXsrv or Cygwin, you would have to download and install one of these packages on a "self-supported" system).
  2. ssh into a server.
  3. Load the Ansys module: module load ansys
    1. Overview about lmod
  4. Ansys Workbench can be started running ansys_workbench


For documentation there are pdfs for the various applications in



Last Modified: Aug 17, 2022 1:54 pm America/New_York
Created: Aug 17, 2022 1:53 pm GMT-4 by admin