New Scheme Modules

We are working on a new scheme for installing, updating and maintaining software packages, including making modules and module files schemes. All new software is and will be installed according to this scheme. For several reasons we can not make these installations as the default setting for all users just yet, but we found it beneficial that you at least have access to them. Please note, that we might still do some changes without prior notice. In particular, the name of the packages and the behavior of lmod commands such as module load, module avail,module spider, etc. is likely to change. If you have trouble finding something, or have some questions,please, check this manual and contact us.

Beware: by default on Stallo, you are not able to have two conflicting modules - f.e. openmpi and impi - loaded at the same time. This is only partially true for these new packages. With the new packages it is also more common that when you load one package it will automatically load several other packages that it needs to function. We recommend doing ml after every load and unloading any conflicting packages.

If you would like to use these modules, execute the following 2 commands:

ml notur
source mod_setup.sh

Now work as normal. The module varset needs to be kept loaded for some variables to be set correctly and things to work. To see which modules you now have available do

module avail

You should be able to see and load both the “old” software packages and the “new” ones. For example, you should be able to load both intel/13.0 and intel/2016a, but note the difference in the behavior of these 2 packages.

Feedback

Feedback is appreciated. If you would like to give us feedback or if you have questions, please send an email to our usual address support-uit@notur.no.

Tips

If you want to have your default settings back without logging out and back in, do:

ml notur
source undo_mod_setup.sh

If you want to have this setup as your default setup:

ml notur
source new_default.sh

These settings are then saved as your default and you will have them when you log in. The module varset needs to be kept loaded for some variables to be set correctly and things to work.

If you want to go back to your old defaults:

ml notur
source undo_new_default.sh