Where can I get further help?

Please note: The FAQ pages at the HPCVL website are continuously being revised. Some pages might pertain to an older configuration of the system. Please let us know if you encounter problems or inaccuracies, and we will correct the entries.

Abaqus is a very complex software package, and requires some practice to be used efficiently. In this FAQ we can not explain it use in any detail. Online documentation for the programs is available on machines where Abaqus is installed. On the login node, it can be accessed by a webbrowser under


Note that you have to start the browser on the login node (use firefox) because we do not have a webserver running on the cluster (for security reasons). A pdf version of the Abaqus documentation can be found in


If you have problems with the GridEngine, read our FAQ on that subject, and maybe consult the manual for that software which is accessible as a PDF file. HPCVL also provide user support in the case of technical problems. Contact us here, we might be able to help, or pass you on to someone who can.