How-to submit a remote ANSYS Electronics Desktop (HFSS) job

Total capacity of the cluster 104 cores 1728GB Memory

Name cores Memory in GB
node1 60 1025
node2 28 512
node3 16 256

Video to help with the configuration,

Simulation Tab


Step 1: Configure the Scheduler by clicking the "Scheduler" button, or just Import... this file. After entering your username and password, click Refresh to confirm it connects to the HPC head node.

Select Scheduler


Step 2: Submit a job by clicking on the "Submit" button.

Example Setting file that can be imported. Much easier to use than configuring everything by hand.

If you import the Settings file by sure to adjust the Project path options, see 3. below.

AnsysEM Product Paths
Ansys Version Path
AnsysEM 2021r1 /CMC/tools/ansys/ansys.2021r1/AnsysEM21.1/Linux64/ansysedt
AnsysEM 2020r2 /CMC/tools/ansys/ansys.2020r2/AnsysEM20.2/Linux64/ansysedt
AnsysEM 2020r1 /CMC/tools/ansys/ansys.2020r1/AnsysEM20.1/Linux64/ansysedt

1. Enter a product path to the version of AnysyEM that you want to simulate with.

Product Path

2. Pick the project you are going to simulate

Project Path

3. Click Options to set the mapping between your UNIX and Windows home directory

Project Path Options

4. Click Add... and filling in the paths as follows

Windows path: \\Project Path server from\doe_username

Unix path: /home/doe_username

Project Path Options Mapping

5. Use Electronics Pro, Premium, Enterprise product licensing, needs to be checked


6. One Batchoptions needs to be set, by clicking Add..

HFSS/MPIVendor Value: Intel

Batch Options MPI

Now everything is setup to submit a job.

Step 3. Set Computer Resources.

The nodes are listed above to see the number of cores available. The amount of resources used is up to you, the simplest setup is to set Method: to "Number of Cores and (Optional) RAM"

Compute Method and set the number of cores up to 106 number of Cores.


Test all settings by click "Preview Submission" and there should be no errors. You are now ready to "Submit Job". Good luck!


If you require any help with any step on the page please contact Scott Bruce.

Department of Electronics
Mackenzie Building 5170
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Tel: 613-520-5755 Fax: 613-520-5708


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