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Has anyone used queuing software with ABAQUS?  I believe ABAQUS works with LSF, but I was wondering if anyone has tried the free OpenPBS or PBSPro (from Altair)?

With Version 6.4 ABAQUS came out with a distributed memory version of ABAQUS/Explicit which begs to be used on a cluster, but then when you run on a serious cluster you are faced with, usually, serious queueing software.

Unfortunately I do not have a choice in queueing software, I must find out how to run MPI ABAQUS on OpenPBS.

Does anyone know anything about configuring OpenPBS?


I am sure that Abaqus is working with LSF. I spent most of my day coding the submission of Abaqus jobs via LSF.
I noticed new options for submission via LSF or other queing software in 6.3 Version.

New options in the run_mode line have been added in the abaqus_v6.env file(= INTERACTIVE/BACKGROUND, etc ... ). One is called LSF and is supposed to help Abaqus running with it (bad luck i didn't work in mycomplex computer environment). Another one I didn't remember (but if u insists i can find it), is supposed to deal with other queing softwares (run_mode=QUEUE). You'll find all these info in your Abaqus Site Guide.

Be careful because I've heard from my system operators that abaqus tokens have strange behaviours during long jobs (default options are giving tokens back during a long step and next steps need it so you have to block it via your queing soft or change option in your abaqus_v6.env.). I never constated it but can believe them cause I saw sometimes more than a licence interrogation during a standard.x process.

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