Software installation policy

  • You are allowed to install software in your home or /proj/ directory, provided that you have a license for the software (if needed) that allows for use on NSC systems.

  • NSC will provide you with a reasonable amount of help when you are installing your own software. Contact NSC Support if you run into problems that you cannot solve yourself.

  • NSC will install and maintain software in a central location if we believe that it will be useful for many of our users, or if the effort to install it is small (e.g prepackaged software available in CentOS or the EPEL package repository). If you would like NSC to install a certain software package, please contact NSC Support.

Commercial software that you already have a license for

If your license allows you to use the software on NSCs systems and the license is technically possible to use from NSC systems (i.e if there is a license server you need to be able to connect to it from Tetralith) you can install and run it on our systems.

If you need help in setting up the software or license, or want help in allowing only a certain group of users to use the software, please contact NSC Support.

Commercial software that you do not have a license for

NSC will, in some cases, buy commercial software for use on our systems if we consider the value of that software to be high compared to the cost. Contact NSC Support and propose that we buy the application.

If NSC decides not to pay for the software, you or your research group can still pay for it and run on NSC systems (if the license allows for that).

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