On the 21st of October 2021 we will be deploying multi-factor authentication on the HPC login nodes (ShARC & Bessemer) for all password logins.

For more information please see our page on this change.

ANSYS Packages File Paths

This page contains a copy of the typical file paths for major ANSYS packages where $VERSION refers to an ANSYS version, e.g. 202, 190 etc… and $DOT_VER refers to the same version but with the dot structure e.g. 20.2 19.0 .

The ANSYS directories on the clusters are as follows:

  • ShARC: /usr/local/packages/apps/ansys/

  • Bessemer: /usr/local/packages/live/noeb/ANSYS/

Common ANSYS Executable Paths

ANSYS Program

File Path

ANSYS Workbench


ANSYS Mechanical APDL


CFX Standalone


Autodyn Standalone


Fluent Standalone


Polyflow Standalone


(not typically installed on clusters)




ANSYS Electronics Desktop
(for Ansoft tools, e.g. Maxwell, HFSS)