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Where is Siesta located and how do I access it?

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The present version of Siesta is 2.0.2. The programs in the Siesta package reside in /opt/siesta/2.0.2. There are two subdirectories called "32" and "64" which contain the 32-bit and 64-bit version of the program, respectively. If you encounter memory limitations with the 32-bit version, please try the 64-bit alternative. To use Siesta on the HPCVL clusters, it is required that you read our licensing agreement and sign a statement. You will then be made a member of a Unix group siesta, which enables you to run the software.