Flux/Armis software changes in July, 2017
Flux and Armis will undergo maintenance at the end of July, 2017. We will take that opportunity to update the default versions of the following software packages. The prior versions will remain available and can be loaded with the
module command by specifying the version number. All of the new defaults have been installed and in use.
|Package||Current default version||New default version|
Additions and subtractions of software packages
The list below will be updated as the packages on Flux change.
|[Upcoming] 24 Dec 2017||Maple will no longer be licensed by Flux. The campus site license will remain in effect, so if you need to use Maple on FLux or Armis, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire whether your unit can provide you access to a license.|
|13 Jun 2017||MATLAB, version R2017a, has been installed. R2016a remains the default version, so to load the new version, you must load it explicitly.
$ module load matlab/R2017a
|6 Jun 2017||Julia, version 0.5.2, has been installed. Version 0.4.6 remains the default version, so to load the new version, you must load it explicitly.
$ module load julia/0.5.2
The new version was installed at the request of a user.
|26 Apr 2017||SAS version 9.4 TS1M4 has been made the default version. The prior version was SAS 9.4 TS1, which can be used by loading it explicitly with
$ module load sas/9.4
The new version was installed to provide bug fixes and new features requested by a user.
|25 Apr 2017||python-anaconda has been updated and new defaults set. If you wish to use the old default versions, they are the
|19 Apr 2017||RStudio Desktop has been installed on Flux and Armis. This makes it possible to use RStudio via VNC sessions and X forwarding, in addition to using it via ARC Connect. To start RStudio Desktop, run the following commands:
$ module load RStudio-desktop $ rstudio
|18 Apr 2017||ARC Connect RStudio was upgraded from 1.0.44 to 1.1.201.|
|7 Apr 2017||Matlab 2016a was updated to include toolboxes added to the license.|
|1 Apr 2017||Due to declining use across the university, the units that contributed to the University’s NAG site license are not renewing it this year. As a consequence, software that depends on the NAG libraries will no longer run on Flux as of 1 Apr, 2017, and the NAG compiler will also no longer be available. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions.|
|23 Mar 2017||R and Rmpi 3.3.3 were installed. In both cases the default version remains 3.3.0. To load the new version,
$ module load R/3.3.3
You must load one or the other. The example files for the R
doMPI_example.pbs doParallel_example.pbs sincMPI.pbs doMPI_example.R doParallel_example.R sincMPI.R
|23 Mar 2017||Mathematica 11.1.0 was installed and a module added as an upgrade. The default version remains 10.3. To load the new version
$ module load mathematica/11.1.0
|22 Feb 2017||SAS 9.4 TS1M4 was installed and a module added for it to correct for missing
$ module load sas/9.4-TS1M4
|11 Feb 2017||Matlab R2013b was installed per a user request. It is not configured to use the MDCS. That is, it can only use parallel workers using the local profile, which restricts it to use on a single, physical node.|
|11 Jan 2017||The operating system upgrade raised an incompatibility with only the version 16 family of Intel compilers, which were the default version. New software would not compile, though it seems in our testing, that compiled software will run. It is only compilation that is affected. We updated to the 2017 version Intel compilers and rebuilt the most common supporting software. The following are now the Intel default module versions.
Please change any