Software

This page contains software-specific information. For more general information on how to run different types of jobs on Midway2, consult Running jobs on midway.

RCC has a large selection of software available, but if you need software not currently available in the module system, send a detailed request to help@rcc.uchicago.edu.

Using Software Modules

RCC uses Environment Modules for managing software. The modules system permits us to set up the shell environment to make running and compiling software easier. It also allows us to make available many software packages and libraries that would otherwise conflict with one another.

When you first log into Midway2, you will be entered into a very barebones user environment with minimal software available. The module system is a script based system used to manage the user environment and to “activate” software packages. In order to access software that is installed on Midway2, you must first load the corresponding software module.

Basic module commands:

Command Description
module avail lists all available software modules
module avail [name] lists modules matching [name]
module load [name] loads the named module
module unload [name] unloads the named module
module list lists the modules currently loaded for the user

For more information on how to use software modules on Midway2, consult Using software modules on Midway.

Full Software Module List

The best way to view the most current software offerings of RCC is to check the list of available software modules with the module avail command on Midway2. You may also view the complete Software Module List online.