Compute Canada

HPC Environment

HPCVL Environment

Software Environment

Currently most of our servers run the 64-bit Solaris 10 Operating Environment. Additional installed software includes: Native Sun Studio 12u2 compilers for Fortran, C, and C++, together with a complete software development environment, which includes a complete set of graphical and command line tools to help you build, debug, run, and tune your high performance applications. Sun HPC ClusterTools 6.0, 7.1 and 8.2 are suites of applications and libraries for high performance software development of parallel applications based on the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and capable of running on clusters as well as on parallel shared-memory machines and combinations of both.

Sun Grid Engine 6.2 Enterprise Edition is a distributed workload manager that optimizes utilization of software and hardware resources in heterogeneous networked environments. Its use is mandatory for scheduling production jobs on HPCVL clusters. A great variety of application software is pre-installed on HPCVL clusters. The applications range from computational quantum chemistry to finite-element analysis, from mathematical and statistical libraries to computational fluid dynamics, and from ab-initio molecular dynamics to solid-state physics.

Please see our software pages for information about individual software packages and pointers to specific FAQ files.