The University of Arizona Research Computing facility has many commercial and freeware packages installed on our supercomputers. Our approach to acquisition of additional software depends upon its cost, licensing restrictions, and user interest.
Single User Interest The license for the software is purchased by the user and his/her department or sponsor. This software is best installed by the user. There are two main options; the first and easiest, is to install the software locally in the relevant user's account using the example procedure. The second is to use the "unsupported" environment on Ocelote, or "contrib" on Puma. The advantage is that you can share the software built here with other users. This is created by sending an email request to the HPC Consult group (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will create an "unsupported" group in which you can build software and add users.
There is a plethora of software generally available for scientific and research usage. We will install that software if it meets the following requirements:
By policy, it is prohibited to use any of the facility's resources in any manner that violates the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) or the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is relevant in this regard to be aware that the facility employs analysts who are foreign, nonresident, nationals and who have root-access privileges to all files and data. Specifically, you must agree not to use any software or data on facility systems that are restricted under EAR and/or ITAR.