Workspace
User Guide

 

The Workspace provides access to a variety of software applications that run on high performance computing systems at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. These applications support your natural hazards engineering research with numerical simulations, data analysis and processing, and scientific visualization, and can access your files in the Data Depot. For relatively small computational needs on the order of thousands of core-hours we provide access to these applications directly from the web portal. For those reserarchers with larger computational needs on the order of tens of thousands or even millions of core-hours, or if you have a software application that we don't support in the web portal, you may request your own allocation of computing time on TACC's HPC systems.

 

Running Workspace Applications

Users may submit jobs using each application’s own customized job parameter input form like the example in the figure below. The jobs run transparently using TACC’s computing and storage resources. Your Data Depot files can be found in the left hand panel, and your job statuses can be monitored in the right hand panel. The job’s output is placed either in a user-designated directory or defaults to the archive directory within My Data in the Data Depot.

 

Getting Your Own HPC Allocation

For those reserarchers with larger computational needs on the order of tens of thousands or even millions of core-hours, or if you have a software application that we don't support in the web portal, you may request your own allocation of computing time on TACC's HPC systems. Your files can still be stored in the Data Depot, allowing you to share your research results with your team members as well as curate and publish your findings.

 

Requesting New Applications

DesignSafe regularly adds new software applications in support of natural hazards engineering reserach. You may contact DesignSafe by submitting a help ticket if you would like to request the addition of a software application to the Workspace.

 

Commercial Applications

The DesignSafe infrastructure includes support for commercial software. While in some cases licenses can be provided by the DesignSafe project itself, not all vendors will make licenses available for large open communities at reasonable cost. You may contact DesignSafe by submitting a help ticket if you have questions regarding a commercial software application.

MATLAB

DesignSafe (through TACC) has negotiated with Mathworks to allow MATLAB access on TACC systems for academic research. Users submit a ticket requesting MATLAB access and are granted access upon verification they will be using MATLAB for academic research.

LS-DYNA

DesignSafe (through TACC) has negotiated with LSTC to allow LS-DYNA access on TACC systems for academic research. Users submit a ticket requesting LS-DYNA access and are granted access upon verification with LSTC that they have an existing academic departmental license or that you acquire such license. 

Full List of Available Apps


Simulation

ADCIRC

  • ADCIRC
  • Parallel ADCIRC
  • Parallel ADCIRC (Lonestar5)
  • Parallel SWAN+ADCIRC 160 cores
  • Parallel SWAN+ADCIRC 240 cores (Lonestar5)

clawpack

Dakota

Hurricane Data Analysis

LS-DYNA

  • LS-DYNA
  • LS-Pre/Post

OpenFOAM

OpenSees

  • OpenSeesMP
  • OpenSeesSP
  • OpenSees-EXPRESS
  • OpenSeesMP (6606)
  • OpenSeesSP (6606)

Visualization

FigureGen

Hazmapper

Paraview

Potree Converter

Potree Viewer

QGIS Desktop

VisIt

Data Processing

Jupyter

MATLAB

  • MATLAB
  • MATLAB R2017b

Partner Data Apps

SCEC BBP Ground Motion Portal

TPU Wind Databases

VORTEX-Winds: DEDM-HR

Utilities

Workspace Utilities

  • Compress Folder
  • Extract tar/zip/gzip File

 

Last update: April 13, 2018