The policies regarding the installation of software are on this page. In general, scientific software is installed as requested with the caveats noted in that section. There are over 100 software applications installed as modules so you should look there before submitting an installation request. As an alternative, you are always welcome to install your own software or other software in your file space.
Puma, Ocelote, and El Gato are built with CentOS 7 along with the system libraries, compilers and utilities that are needed for HPC operations.
Software packages are available as modules and are accessible from the compute nodes of any of our three clusters. They are not available on the login nodes so you will need to be in an interactive session to access them. A list of installed software is kept on this page, but may not be as current as using the
module avail command as shown below.
If multiple versions of software are available on the system, the newest is made the default. This means loading a module without specifying the version will select the most recent. We strongly recommend including version information in your module statements. This ensures that you maintain a consistent environment for your analyses in the event of a software upgrade.
To see, access, and get information on individual software packages available on the system, use the module commands detailed below. If you have trouble accessing the module command, see our FAQ section.
|Display all the software and versions installed on the system|
|Display all installed versions of the software "module_name"|
|Display the software you have loaded in your environment|
|Displays some descriptive information about a specific module|
|Load a software module in your environment|
|Unload a specific software package from your environment|
|Unload all the software modules from your environment|
|Display a help menu for the module command|
Common Software Packages
Follow the links below for detailed information on using the listed software packages.
Puma, Ocelote, and El Gato all run CentOS7 and have the following compilers available:
Installing additional software
To submit a request to have software installed on the UA HPC systems, use our HPC Software Install Request form. (This link might be under construction, so send an email to hpc-consult) There is no expected timeframe for how long it takes to install software, there are many variables that determine this. If you haven't heard back in a week, it is reasonable for you to follow up with firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also install software packages into the space that is allocated to you with your HPC account. However, you cannot install software that requires root permission, or use a method like "yum install" that accesses system paths. For information on installing software locally, see our online guide for an example.