Certain software will require additional steps in order to properly launch the GUI.  Please load your appropriate software module, then use the command below to launch the GUI.


NOTE: Some software GUIs will run fine in a desktop session on a regular compute node.  However, some require hardware accelerated graphics and will only perform well on a visualization node.



Launching GUIs for COMSOL, MATLAB, StarCCM, and ABAQUS:


COMSOL:

In the terminal window, load your required modules and then type:  

comsol -np 5 -tmpdir $SLURMTMPDIR -mpmode owner


MATLAB:

In the terminal window, load your required modules and then type:  

matlab -nosoftwareopengl


StarCCM:

Make sure to use the OpenGL DISABLED desktop app

In the terminal window,  load your required modules and then type: 

starccm+ -clientldpreload libvglfaker.so


ABAQUS:

In the terminal window, first list out all the available versions of Abaqus:

module avail abaqus

Then decide which one you want to run.  Make sure to load the "-viz" version of the ABAQUS module:

module load abaqus/2019-viz

abaqus cae