A quick look at environment modules

March 19, 2012

A recent survey of NCAR's scientific computing community showed that 40% of respondents have had no experience with the use of modules to set up, modify or maintain their user environment.

With four compilers to be available on Yellowstone, and multiple software and library versions with each compiler, using modules will help you ensure that your environment is always properly configured.

The modules utility is already available on the existing NCAR supercomputing and analysis systems that CISL manages. If you aren't familiar with them and how they can help you in your work, take a quick look at our new web page: Environment modules.