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How do I execute an Abaqus job on the "mini-cluster"?

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HPCVL supplies the so-called "SW cluster" of Linux machines to support Abaqus versions higher than 6.5. This "mini-cluster" presently consists of about 40 nodes, running Abaqus 6.7, 6.9, 6.10, and 6.11.

All Abaqus jobs are run on this cluster, but submission is still through the Solaris workup node sflogin0. Interactive Abaqus work needs to be done on the Linux workup node sw0010. 

Because of the limited number of cores per node, only 12 processor jobs can be run on most of the nodes. Also, the total memory of each node is limited, meaning that jobs with very large memory requirements cannot be submitted only after consulting with us.