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Hamilton has an array of software installed centrally as modules.  We are happy to install additional applications and libraries on Hamilton, particularly if they will be of use for multiple people.

Installing applications and libraries

Users may also install software in their personal Hamilton directories, subject to any terms and conditions in the software licence.

In general, software can be downloaded either in a form where it is ready to run (binary or executable), or it needs to be compiled first (source code). In general, downloading the binary form is easiest; however, for compiled code this is normally only possible if the software was built for Hamilton's Operating System (Rocky Linux 8). Software that can be compiled to use more than one compute node at a time, typically using MPI libraries, will need to be built from source.