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<noinclude>==Introduction==</noinclude><includeonly>===Introduction===</includeonly>
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<noinclude>==Central installations==</noinclude><includeonly>===Central installations===</includeonly>
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We provide a wide range of centrally installed commercial and open source applications and libraries. Applications and libraries that are used by many people from different departments of ETH (e.g. MATLAB, Comsol, Ansys, etc.) or that are explicitly requested by a shareholder group will be installed centrally in <tt>/cluster/apps</tt>. Providing a software stack of centrally installed applications and libraries gives the users certain advantages.
  
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* They are visible and accessible to all users via environment modules.
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* They are maintained by the ID SIS HPC group (or in a few cases also by users).
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* Commercial licenses are provided by the central license administration of ETH (IT shop).
  
<noinclude>==Commercial/open source==</noinclude><includeonly>===Commercial/open source===</includeonly>
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If an application or library is only used by a few people, then we recommend the users to install it locally in their home directory. In case you need help to install an application or library locally, please do not hesitate to contact [mailto:cluster-support@id.ethz.ch|cluster support].
  
<noinclude>==Development==</noinclude><includeonly>===Development===</includeonly>
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<noinclude>==Application life-cycle management==</noinclude><includeonly>===Application life-cycle management===</includeonly>
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In order to deal with software stack of more than 200 applications and libraries (and in many cases multiple versions per application), we use a set of environment module categories for applications life-cycle management. This allows us to provide multiple versions of a software side by side.

Revision as of 13:10, 31 August 2016

Central installations

We provide a wide range of centrally installed commercial and open source applications and libraries. Applications and libraries that are used by many people from different departments of ETH (e.g. MATLAB, Comsol, Ansys, etc.) or that are explicitly requested by a shareholder group will be installed centrally in /cluster/apps. Providing a software stack of centrally installed applications and libraries gives the users certain advantages.

  • They are visible and accessible to all users via environment modules.
  • They are maintained by the ID SIS HPC group (or in a few cases also by users).
  • Commercial licenses are provided by the central license administration of ETH (IT shop).

If an application or library is only used by a few people, then we recommend the users to install it locally in their home directory. In case you need help to install an application or library locally, please do not hesitate to contact support.

Application life-cycle management

In order to deal with software stack of more than 200 applications and libraries (and in many cases multiple versions per application), we use a set of environment module categories for applications life-cycle management. This allows us to provide multiple versions of a software side by side.