Cluster Modules

How to use Modules (centrally installed software and packages) on the cluster

The HPC provides some generally useful system-wide programs and functionality – in particular for Python – through Linux environment modules.
For more information see here, here, or here.

How it works, in short:

  • Launch a terminal (on desired node)
  • To see available modules call e.g. module avail pyt*
  • Activate modules, with the following command: module load

Modules are loaded only for your current terminal session!.

Notes:
Python: Many (all?) of the python modules comes with the Spyder IDE and jupyter notebooks(?).
Matlab: The Linux modules also provides ‘legacy’ installations of Matlab if earlier versions are desired.