# The COMSOL Multiphysics software suite¶

Information regarding the computational physics program system COMSOL

## General Information:¶

### Description:¶

COMSOL Multiphysics® is a general-purpose software platform, based on advanced numerical methods, for modeling and simulating physics-based problems. It is highly visual, based on graphical interfaces - so users are adviced to use either the client installation on their client machine or the remote graphics solution on Stallo.

### Online info from vendor:¶

The license of COMSOL is commercial/proprietary.

The installation of COMSOL on Stallo is for UiT users only. If you need/want access to COMSOL, you need to contact UiT support.

### Citation¶

When publishing results obtained with the referred software referred, please do check the developers web page in order to find the correct citation(s).

## Additional online info about COMSOL on Stallo:¶

### Usage¶

COMSOL is a rather memory intensive code, so we would generally advice users to either run their jobs on the highmem-nodes (with 8GB/core of memory) or less than full nodes on the slim nodes.

Use

$module avail COMSOL  to see which versions of COMSOL are available. Use $ module load COMSOL/<version> # i.e 5.3-intel-2016a


to get access to any given version of COMSOL.

The license of comsol is installed as a floating network license type, meaning that there is a server checking out license tokens upon request. If you want to know whether there are available license tokens or not, load the module as above. Then type

$lmstat -c$LMCOMSOL_LICENSE_FILE -a


Happy calculations!