At IU, what is the policy about installing software on Carbonate 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.

Following are polices about installing on the Carbonate and Mason clusters at Indiana University:

Installing software in home directories

Carbonate and Mason users are free to install software in their home directories. This method allows users full control over what version is installed and how it is installed. Users can update their software packages. In this scenario, use of the software is limited to the user who has installed the software package; if a group account is used, everyone in the group can share the software.

Staff from the National Center for Genome Analysis (NCGAS), part of Research Technologies, can help you install software packages in your home directory on Carbonate and Mason. To request help, email NCGAS.

Installing software in public locations

NCGAS staff can install software in a public location and make it available to all Carbonate and Mason users via the Modules framework.

To have software installed in a public location, submit a request via the NCGAS Carbonate and Mason Cluster Software Request form that includes a justification for making the package available to everyone on the system. NCGAS staff will decide how to install, maintain, and update the software. In general, no more than two versions of the same application will be made available on Carbonate and Mason.

Note:
If the application is for use by only a single user or project, and not likely to be of interest to the larger community, you should install it in your Mason home directory instead.

Requesting software

Only faculty or staff can request software. If students require software packages on Carbonate and Mason, their advisors must request them using the online form. The initial request must come from a faculty member, but a student can be appointed for further contact.

Note:
For a list of software currently supported on Carbonate and Mason, see the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) Software We Support page.

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