Applications installed on the ADA include: MatlabStata, R, CDATPerl, Python and many more.

If you have a requirement to install specific software on the HPC cluster, please complete the following form.

Please note that whilst we attempt to complete all new application installations within two working weeks, this is not always possible.


Access to software is controlled by modules which configure your environment to use specific applications. Grace uses this method for controlling access to applications, tools and libraries, allowing you to select software options and setup the relevant environment variables. There are a few simple commands which allow you to retrieve information about the software installed (modules) on HPC.

Full details of all software installed on HPC, can be found at the bottom of the page.

To view a list of all available modules, type:

module avail

To load a module, type:

 module add <module name>

To unload a module, type:

module del <module name>

To list the contents of a module file, type:

module show <module-name>

The module show command is useful in finding library paths for the purpose of linking against libraries. Library paths are comma delimited directories that are assigned to the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Running Software

The table below details the most common applications used on HPC. Please not you need to add the appropriate module first.

The commands in the Executable/Binary column should be used to start your application. Specific details relating to each command can be acquired from hpc.admin

Application  Module Executable/Binary
Matlab matlab/2018a matlab
Stata stata/15 xstata-se stata-se xstata-mp stata-mp
R R/3.5.0/gcc-mellanox R
Python python/anaconda/4.2/3.5 python
Gaussian gaussview/16B01 gview