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  1. Login to the cluster (say Fidis) and load the ANSYS module.

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    module purge
    module load ansys
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/ssoft/spack/external/ansys/2020R2/v202/Framework/bin/Linux64/Mesa

  2. Launch the RSM Configuration application (only need to do the steps 2-4 once, recommend VcXsrv as Windows X Server).

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  3. Define RSM Configurations.

    • Click + to create a new RSM configuration for the cluster and give the configuration a name (e.g., the name of the cluster)
    • Specify information on HPC Resource, File management, and Queues as shown below
    • In the field HPC type, select SLURM from the drop-down menu (directly integrated for ANSYS 2020 R2 and later)
    • In the field labeled SLURM job submission arguments (optional), enter:  -t 1:00:00
      Submit host depends on the machine you use. The values for maximum time will need to be changed once you begin submitting actual jobs.

      SLURM Queue name serial is at the moment of writing this document only available on Fidis.
      To test the new configuration, click on Submit.
  4. Quit the RSM Configuration application.

  5. Launch the ANSYS Workbench.

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  6. Open your workbench project file (.wbpj) copied to your scratch directory (recommend to create the project file at your local machine where the same version of ANSYS is installed).