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Application Details

  • Description: COMSOL Multiphysics® is a general-purpose software platform, based on advanced numerical methods, for modeling and simulating physics-based problems.
  • Versions: 5.2a
  • Module names: comsol/52a
  • License: Restricted commercial license, limited to Materials Engineering group. Please email for information.

Usage Examples


Executable Description
comsol The comsol executable is used to start both the graphical version of COMSOL or, with the batch flag, the batch version.


The GUI version of COMSOL can be started in an interactive session by running comsol:

[username@c100 ~]$ module add test-modules comsol/52a
[username@c100 ~]$ comsol

Batch Submission

#SBATCH -J ComsolTest # Job name, you can change it to whatever you want
#SBATCH -N 1                # Number of nodes to run across
#SBATCH -n 28               # Number of cores to run across
#SBATCH -o %N-%j.log        # Standard output will be written here
#SBATCH -e %N-%j.err        # Standard error will be written here
#SBATCH -p compute          # Slurm partition, where you want the job to be queued
#SBATCH --exclusive

module add test-modules comsol/52a

comsol batch -np 28 -inputfile "Input file.mph" -tmpdir /local/username/comsol -outputfile output-file.mph -batchlog comsolout.log

Because COMSOL creates large temporary files, performance can be improved by using the -tmpdir setting and using local storage by specifying a directory /local/username/comsol.

This submission script can be found at /path/to/sample/script

[username@login01 ~]$ sbatch COMSOL.job
Submitted batch job 289555

Further Information