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We currently have many commercial and freeware packages installed on our supercomputers. Online documentation and links to the vendor's website are available to TAMU computers and to computers using TAMU's VPN. Requests to use restricted software should be emailed to the HPRC helpdesk. Please also consult our Restricted Software Policy for more information. The software acquisition and licensing policy for our facility is here.

Finding Software

On our clusters, the software is available through the module system. Available software can be queried with:

  • module avail or
  • module spider.

A complete module listing for each cluster can be found here:

On our Linux workstations, a list of available packages can be queried with:

  • rpm -qa | sort .

Temporary Files and Using the Home Directory

Many software packages create and manipulate temporary files during the execution of the program. These temporary files are commonly placed within your Home directory. You must remain aware of how much quota space is left within your Home directory at all times. If your Home directory is filled, attempts to write or modify temporary files will fail.

This may cause your jobs to terminate (be killed) or hang (do nothing, waste SUs).

The easiest way to avoid this issue is to store your files within your Scratch directory. Use cd $SCRATCH to navigate to your Scratch directory.

showquota will allow you to view your quota limits.

Available Packages

We maintain a number of pages documenting the use of some of the available packages including: (SOME PAGES COMING SOON)

License-Restricted Packages

These packages are restricted by license. Individuals or groups have purchased licenses for these packages and manage the list of users that may access them.

Note: These packages are not the same as Export-Controlled Software, as mentioned in the Restricted Software Policy.


Information on the available toolchains for compiling software can be found on our Toolchains page.

Useful Tools

The following is a list of the most frequently requested / needed tools on our clusters.

Personal tools
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