RC’s HPC clusters use a tool called modules to provide a number of packages for use on the cluster. A list of all software modules downloaded on the HPC clusters and a description of what they do are available here.

The table below lists some of the most useful module commands:

module avail Show all available packages
module load Loads the environment for an application
module list Check what modules are loaded for your active session
module unload Remove a module’s paths
module purge Remove all loaded modules

For example, to load Matlab, you can use the command:

module load matlab

To see if the module loaded:

module list

To unload the module:

module unload matlab