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USE1.4-B Software Environment


HPC systems have generally installed multiple versions of several essential software tools and software environments. Package management tools provide access to this wide variety of software. A user has to load the software for the current shell session to make commands available.

The widely available software tools are:

  • Environment modules
  • Spack


  • To utilize different package management tools to make software available.


  • Understand shell variables relevant for executing and building software.
  • Query available software using the package manager.
  • Select the appropriate versions for deployment in the session environment.


skill-tree/use/1/4/b.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/19 21:22 by lucy