Software configuration of the bwGRiD
In the bwGRiD, the same operating system image has been installed on all nodes of the local clusters. This ensures that there will be no software issues when using the nodes as a decentralised grid.
Scientific Linux 5.5 is being used as the operating system.
Scientific Linux is serviced by CERN amongst others, and is based on RedHat 5.0 source code. The individual nodes are booted from one single image using DHCP and Bootp.
On top of the base Linux distribution, a large number of additional software packages are being used for the different research fields.
The listed programmes are subject to different license agreements and therefore may be available to certain user groups only.
Please use the command “module help PROGRAMNAME” to get information on the availability of a programme.
For a number of software packages there are descriptions and installation manuals available online.
bwGRiD Software Support
Are you looking for particular software for your work, adapted to the bwGRiD? Do you have your own or individual software that is not yet available on the bwGRiD? Do you need help with the creation, compilation or utilisation of software?
Please use the form below to contact our software support, and we will help you in every possible way.