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Software options

This section details the different types of software available on ARCCA systems.  For information on the software modules available on ARCCA systems please see Software under the equipment section.

Commerical software

Commercial software can be installed on ARCCA systems.  The licence for the software would need to be checked to make sure how best to install it on shared systems that ARCCA provides.  If required, access can be limited to certain users which can be specified in some licences.  Usually licence managers can be used to monitor usage and this helps in run across the ARCCA systems.  Please contact ARCCA to discuss your requirements before purchasing the software.

Open-source software

Open-source software is easily installed on ARCCA systems and we can provide specialist knowledge how to maximise performance if we install the software centrally.  We encourage the sharing of software across communities so we recommend contacting us to allow us to help run the software in a centralised way where possible.

Web portals

Web portals are becoming a common method to access specialist services and ARCCA provides a number of trial portals which the community can use.  If you try running through the portals please feedback experiences and issues so ARCCA can improve the service.

Galaxy - described as "Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. Whether on the free public server or your own instance, you can perform, reproduce, and share complete analyses." - guide available as PDF.

Webmo - described as "WebMO is a free World Wide Web-based interface to computational chemistry packages." - guide available as PDF

Gridchem - described as "Computational Chemistry Grid(CCG) is a distributed infrastructure for open scientific research that provides a collection of grid base resources to routinely run chemical physics applications. It aims to integrate the desktop environment into infrastructure for a specific community of users." - guide available as PDF

Rose/Cylc - Originating as a scheduler for weather forecasting models, Rose/Cylc has developed into a general purpose workflow manager for a wide variety of functions. Incorporating time-based cycling, intelligent task scheduling, and dynamic parallelism, Rose/Cylc also allows the creation of sophisticated GUI-based front ends for increased ease of use. Introduction, Setup, and Development guides are available as PDFs: