What is Token in SIMULIA/Abaqus?

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When we talk about Abaqus, “Token” always comes together. What’s “Token”?

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“Token” (“Token-based license model”), is a way of licensing of Abaqus.

You can buy certain number of “Token” licenses to use Abaqus.

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Let’s see more details with some examples and exercises.

What is “Token” in SIMULIA/Abaqus?

Token (=Token-based license model) is a way of licensing of Abaqus.

    For example: QAX (seat) + QXT  (token)” is one of the popular offers of Abaqus. 

  • How do you count for each:
    • QAX* 1 seat (to use GUI of Abaqus/CAE pre-processing, viewing result)
    • QXT* 5 tokens (to use Abaqus Solvers (=Products) for calculation & simulation)

            (Remarks: Those are sold in pairs, not individually)

How to define the necessary numbers of Token?

It depends on 1) and 2).

1) Depend on what Abaqus Solvers (=Products) you want to use. (The higher-end model of Abaqus Solvers (=Products) you need, the more tokens are required.)

    For example:

  • 5 tokens are required to use Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
  • 10 tokens are required to use Abaqus/AMS and Abaqus/AMS (Standard)

2) Depend on Hardware spec (the number of CPU) for calculation. (The faster calculation with higher spec of server, the more tokens are required.)

    For example:

  • 8 tokens are required to use Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit with  calculation server with 4-CPU
  • 14 tokens are required to use Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit with  calculation server with 12-CPU

Let’s try calculating the numbers of Token!

Question: How many tokens are required to meet the below conditions “1.” and “2.”?

→ Condition:

  1. You need to make Impact analysis or Drop test analysis.
  2. You use a calculation server with 8-CPU for Abaqus.

→ Calculation steps:

  • Step1. To meet “1.”, you need “Abaqus/ Explicit Package”.
  • Step2. To use “Abaqus/ Explicit Package”, at least 5 tokens are required.
  • Step3. To use Abaqus/ Explicit Package with server with 8-CPU (=“2.”), 12 tokens are required.

Answer: 12 tokens

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