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Shared License Buffer Quick Reference

To use Abaqus, Accelrys, ACFD, Cobalt, Gasp, LS-Dyna, or STAR-CCM+, users must acquire a license reservation .License reservations have specific beginning and ending times, are for a certain number of application licenses, and may include licensed features as well. Users may access the new SLB to make license reservations three ways: PBS, Advance Reservation Service (ARS), and interactively.

PBS

Designate the needed licenses in the job script using the -l option. "N" is the number of licenses needed.

Application PBS Sample Request Shortcut
Abaqus * #PBS -l abaqus=N
Accelrys #PBS -l msi_tokenr=1
Ansys CFD
(formerly Fluent)
acfd_solver=1,
anshpc=N
-l acfd=N
(where N>1)
Cobalt #PBS -l cobalt=N
Gasp #PBS -l gasp=1
LS-DYNA #PBS -l mppdyna=64
or
#PBS -l lsdyna=2
Matlab #PBS -l matlab=1,
Matlab_Distrib_Comp_Engine=N
-l matlab=N
(where N>1)
Star-CCM+ #PBS -l ccmppower=1 -l starccm=1

* Abaqus users can run: SLB_abaqus_map.pl -ncp N and select the number of licenses based on P. P values are:

P Values = Functionality
3 Foundation
4 Foundation & Design or
Foundation & Direct
Coupling Interface
5 Standard
6 Aqua

ARS

Licenses should be reserved when you reserve CPUs on the ARS website (https://reservation.hpc.mil).

Interactively

Run SLB utility scripts on any HPC system to make a license reservation, terminate a reservation, display reservations, or query the SLB about license availability. Run "SLB_make_resv.pl -help" to see syntax options for time window specification; default is starting "now" and lasting 4 hours.

SLB_make_resv.pl .app <app> --nlic <N> [time window] [--feats <features>]

Command Name Function
SLB_make_resv.pl Make a license reservation
SLB_term_resv.pl Terminate a license reservation
SLB_all_avail.pl Display licenses currently
available

Shared License Buffer Quick Reference (Cont.)

Command Name Function
SLB_disp_all_resv.pl Display all license
reservations
SLB_disp_ARS_resv.pl Display ARS license
reservations
SLB_disp_PBS_resv.pl Display PBS license
reservations
SLB_disp_inter_resv.pl Display interactive license
reservations
SLB_disp_licensed_features.pl Display licensed features
SLB_disp_reservable_features.pl Display reservable
features
SLB_query_avail_block.pl Query number of licenses
available in time window
SLB_query_avail_t.pl Query number of licenses
available at time "t"
SLB_query_resv.pl Query a reservation
SLB_query_when.pl Query when N licenses
will be available
SLB_abaqus_map.pl Compute number of
Abaqus licenses needed

Reservable, Licensed Features

The main applications licenses and licensed features currently controlled by the SLB are:

Application Main License Feature
Abaqus abaqus
ACFD acfd_solver anshpc
Cobalt cobalt cobalt-overset
Gasp gasp
LS-DYNA lsdyna mppdyna
Star-CCM+ ccmppower

Reservable, Licensed Features

The following licensed features may be requested in PBS jobs if the user wants PBS to hold the job until the features are available. These features are not reservable through the SLB, so their availability is not guaranteed.

ABAQUS: cae, design, aqua

MATLAB: Communication_Blocks, Communication_Toolbox, Compiler, Control_Toolbox, Curve_Fitting_Toolbox, Distrib_Computing_Toolbox, Fixed-Point_Blocks, Fixed_Point_Toolbox, GADS_Toolbox, Identification_Toolbox, Image_Toolbox, MATLAB_Coder, MATLAB_Report_Gen, Neural_Network_Toolbox, Optimization_Toolbox, PDE_Toolbox, Real-Time_Workshop, SIMULINK, SIMULINK_Report_Gen, Signal_Blocks, Signal_Toolbox, Simulink_Control_Design, Simulink_Design_Optim, Statistics_Toolbox, Symbolic_Toolbox, Wavelet_Toolbox

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