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Durham University

Advanced Research Computing


Although 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, this is not normally possible if the software is not built for Hamilton's Operating System (CentOS7) or if can be compiled to use more than one compute node at a time.