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Durham University

Advanced Research Computing


We are happy to install applications and libraries on Hamilton, particularly if they will be of use for multiple people. It is also possible for users to install software themselves if they wish. Depending on the application, and the number of dependencies such as libraries, this may be easy or difficult.

Installing applications and libraries

Software can be downloaded in a state where it is either 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 is 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.