Use of software on Flux resources is limited to noncommercial, academic research, and instructional purposes only. See below for details.

Various IT units across the University install software on Flux. Some software packages are restricted to certain user groups while others can be accessed by all users.

If you do not find the software you need in the catalog, please send a message to with your department or research group and information about the software you need, who might use it, and if possible, a link to a web site for the software.

Some faculty or units license software for a restricted group of users. These appear in the software catalog with the notation SPECIAL LICENSE REQUIRED. Please contact for information about access to those software packages.

If the software is open source, we may be able to install it for you. If it is very specialized and not of general interest, we can help you install it yourself. If it requires a license, we can discuss licensing possibilities and compatibility.

Academic software licensing notice

Software on ARC-TS computing resources is licensed only for noncommercial, academic research and instructional purposes only. Noncommercial, academic research generally means that the research is being conducted with the intent to publish the results in a scholarly journal. Research that is commissioned as part of a consultancy and for which any fee is received, that use proprietary data from a commercial entity, that is conducted as part of a service for which a fee is charged should be considered commercial and is not an approved use of Flux. This includes some software that is considered “open source” for academic research but not if there are fees or proprietary data. If you have any doubt whether your work will be considered commercial research, please contact ARC at with details of the proposed work.