[torqueusers] Abaqus with PBS

Ashley Wright a2.wright at qut.edu.au
Sun Sep 11 16:43:24 MDT 2005

Hi Josh,

I set up Abaqus (6.5-4) on our cluster last week. The first thing is the 
nodes in our cluster have a shared file system, we use for software 
packages (for us this is called /pkg). Abaqus is installed here and so 
is available on all the nodes. We also have NAT setup on the master 
nodes so that Abaqus can access the license server (which is on another 

Assuming this is set up you need to create a site file 'abaqus_v6.env' 
most of the directives are specified in the manual but here are the 
important one for torque:

#Set up your MPI environment, this is for LAM which we use at QUT.
#We also use ssh instead of rsh.
mp_mpi_implementation = LAM
mp_mpirun_path = {LAM:'/usr/local/bin/mpiexec',
mp_mpirun_options = '-boot'
#mp_rsh_command = 'rsh -n -l %U %H %C'
mp_rsh_command = 'ssh -x -n -l %U %H %C'

#this is the location of the license server
abaquslm_license_file="1712 at sirius.qut.edu.au"


# QUT batch queue setup; abaqus_2cpus is the default queue
# (Using bash as the PBS interpreter is better than tcsh - fewer probs!)
run_mode = BATCH
scratch  = "/tmp"


queue_cmd="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l nodes=1:ppn=2 %S"
abaqus_2cpus="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l 
nodes=1:ppn=2 %S"
abaqus_4cpus="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l 
nodes=2:ppn=2 %S"
abaqus_8cpus="qsub -r n -q abaqus_nolimit -S /bin/bash -V -l 
nodes=4:ppn=2 %S"

Using this setup the user submits a job (from the master node) like so:
    'abaqus job=pillar queue=abaqus_8cpus cpus=8'

I hope this helps,

group hpc wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anyone know how to setup Abaqus application to work with Torque 
> and Maui in cluster environment? We are still struggling to get abaqus 
> work on our cluster. We have installed abaqus on our cluster (Master 
> Node), but will grab the license from other license server. The job 
> able to run directly without go thru scheduler. However, when we tried 
> to submit the job thru scheduler, the job won't run due to the license 
> problem. Does anyone know howto resolve this problem?
> // 
> Thanks,
> Josh
>torqueusers mailing list
>torqueusers at supercluster.org

Ashley Wright
3864 9264
a2.wright at qut.edu.au
HPC and Research Support Group
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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