At IU, what software is available on the research computing systems?

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HPC software on Big Red II, Carbonate, Karst, and Mason

Note:
Mason, Indiana University's large memory computer cluster, will be retired on January 1, 2018. For more, see About the Mason retirement.

At Indiana University, the Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning group, within the Research Technologies division of UITS, maintains and supports the high-performance computing (HPC) software on Big Red II, Carbonate, Karst, and Mason. For a list of HPC packages available on each system, see:

For information about adding packages to your user environment, see On the research computing systems at IU, how do I use Modules to manage my software environment?

To request that software be added to Big Red II, Carbonate, or Karst, fill out the HPC software request form.

Genome analysis software on Mason

The National Genome Analysis and Support (NCGAS) group, also part of UITS Research Technologies, maintains and supports genome analysis software on Mason. For descriptions of available packages, see NCGAS Software.

Mason users can install software in their home directories for use by a single user or project. Alternatively, faculty and staff can use the NCGAS Mason Cluster Software Request form to request installation of software for use by all users on the system. For more, see At IU, what is the policy about installing software on Carbonate and Mason?

If you have questions about software on Mason, email NCGAS.

Bioinformatics software on Big Red II, Carbonate, and Karst

UITS provides biomedical and life sciences packages on Karst and Mason. For more, see About bioinformatics packages at IU. Support for these packages is provided by the UITS Advanced Biomedical IT Core (ABITC). If you have questions about bioinformatics software on Karst or Mason, contact the ABITC.

Statistical and mathematical software on Big Red II, Carbonate, Karst, and Mason

UITS Research Analytics provides several statistical and mathematical applications for use on Big Red II, Carbonate, Karst, and Mason; see At IU, what software packages does UITS Research Analytics support?

If you have questions about using statistical and mathematical software at Indiana University, contact Research Analytics. Research Analytics is located on the IU Bloomington campus at Woodburn Hall 200; staff are available for consultation Monday-Friday 9am-noon and by appointment.

Web Services on the Research Database Complex

In addition to providing a home for research databases, IU's Research Database Complex (RDC) provides an environment for database-driven web applications with a research focus. This environment comprises a Dell 2950 with a 1.6 GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon processor and 8 GB of memory. This system ( rdcweb.uits.iu.edu) runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. User home directories reside on a network-attached storage (NAS) device with disk quotas of 100 GB per user. This quota is shared by your Big Red II, Carbonate, Karst, Mason, and RDC accounts, if you have accounts on those systems.

For more, see Web Services on the IU Research Database Complex.

For help configuring Web Services for your RDC database, email the High Performance Systems group.

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