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==FarmShare software managed with modules==
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==Packaged Software==
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There is a lot of software available on the FarmShare systems.  The systems run Ubuntu, so a lot of [[Packages | Ubuntu packages]] are installed.
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FarmShare systems run Ubuntu, and most software is installed using [[Packaged Software | packages]] available from the standard Ubuntu repositories. Select external repositories are used to provide more frequently updated versions of very commonly used software (''e.g.'', [[R]]).
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There is also some licensed software installed: https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/sharedcomputing/software
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==Commercial Software==
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Notice: /usr/pubsw, /usr/sweet/bin, and /mnt/glusterfs/software have been deprecated.  All have been replaced by /farmshare/software.
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A selection of commercial software is also available, but '''please note''' that this software is licensed for use on FarmShare ''only'' in coursework, and ''not'' for research. Licensed software is made available using environment modules, and can be accessed using the <code>module</code> command.
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/farmshare/software can be accessed as follows:
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==Software Modules==
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===using latest version of matlab===
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Software not installed from packages is managed using [https://lmod.readthedocs.io/en/latest/010_user.html Lmod] environment modules. Use the <code>module avail</code> and <code>module spider</code> commands to list available software, and <code>module load</code> to load desired modules. You can unload modules and restore a previous environment using the <code>module unload</code> and <code>module purge</code> commands.
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To run the latest version of matlab, execute these commands:
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===An Example: Using MATLAB===
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$ module avail
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which matlab
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$ module load matlab
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module avail
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$ module list
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module spider matlab
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$ matlab -nodesktop
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module load matlab
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module list
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which matlab
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matlab
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module unload matlab
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which matlab
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For example
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== User-installed Software ==
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<source lang="sh">
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New or updated software can often be built and/or installed by users in their own home directories, and local package managers like [http://linuxbrew.sh Linuxbrew] and [https://spack.io Spack] can help. Local package managers are also available for many programming languages (e.g., [https://pip.pypa.io <code>pip</code>], [https://virtualenv.pypa.io <code>virtualenv</code>], and [https://conda.io Conda] for [https://www.python.org Python], <code>local::lib</code> and [https://perlbrew.pl Perlbrew] for [https://www.perl.org Perl], and [https://luarocks.org Luarocks] for [https://www.lua.org Lua]), and some of these provide tools for managing entire local programming environments.
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$ module avail
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--------------------- /farmshare/software/free/lmod-5.0-install/lmod/lmod/modulefiles/Core ----------------------
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  lmod/lmod    settarg/settarg
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----------------------------------------- /farmshare/software/mf/raring -----------------------------------------
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  cplex/12.4    gaussian/g09gview50    matlab/r2013a  (D)    statase/12.1
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  cuda/5.5      mathematica/9.0        sas/9.2                stattransfer/12
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  gams/24.1    matlab/r2012b          statamp/12.1
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------------------------------------- /farmshare/software/mf/raring-compat --------------------------------------
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  CPLEX-12.4    MATLAB-R2012b    Mathematica-9.0    StatTransfer-v12    StataSE-12.1
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  GAMS-24.1    MATLAB-R2013a    SAS-v9.2          StataMP-12.1
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  Where:
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  (D):  Default Module
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See https://www.stanford.edu/group/farmshare/cgi-bin/wiki/index.php/FarmShare_software for description of how to
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use modules.
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To load latest version of matlab: module load matlab
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You can load a specific version by: module load matlab/r2012b or module load MATLAB-R2012b
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    Description:
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Stat/Transfer (c) 1986-2013 Circle Systems, Inc.
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www.stattransfer.com
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Version 12.0.56.0613 - 64 Bit Linux
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Serial: B2CNR-FZAS7-LPHI
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User: Software Licensing - Stanford University
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License Type: 25 User Workgroup / Lease
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Status: License OK - Expires April 30, 2014
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==modules==
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We use 'modules', a commonly used software package in HPC environments: http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-projects/mclay/lmod
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The 'module' command has been added to your environment, but if you have modified your environment away from the defaults, you may need to make some configuration changes.
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== Containers ==
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Email us and we will be happy to help: research-computing-support@stanford.du
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[http://singularity.lbl.gov Singularity] containers are supported, but bootstrapping an image requires <code>root</code> access, so you'll need to create your containers elsewhere and copy them to FarmShare to run.

Latest revision as of 09:39, 4 September 2018

Contents

Packaged Software

FarmShare systems run Ubuntu, and most software is installed using packages available from the standard Ubuntu repositories. Select external repositories are used to provide more frequently updated versions of very commonly used software (e.g., R).

Commercial Software

A selection of commercial software is also available, but please note that this software is licensed for use on FarmShare only in coursework, and not for research. Licensed software is made available using environment modules, and can be accessed using the module command.

Software Modules

Software not installed from packages is managed using Lmod environment modules. Use the module avail and module spider commands to list available software, and module load to load desired modules. You can unload modules and restore a previous environment using the module unload and module purge commands.

An Example: Using MATLAB

which matlab
module avail
module spider matlab
module load matlab
module list
which matlab
matlab
module unload matlab
which matlab

User-installed Software

New or updated software can often be built and/or installed by users in their own home directories, and local package managers like Linuxbrew and Spack can help. Local package managers are also available for many programming languages (e.g., pip, virtualenv, and Conda for Python, local::lib and Perlbrew for Perl, and Luarocks for Lua), and some of these provide tools for managing entire local programming environments.

Containers

Singularity containers are supported, but bootstrapping an image requires root access, so you'll need to create your containers elsewhere and copy them to FarmShare to run.

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