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Resources for HPCF Users
See the 2013 Resources Page for documentation from before the Dec 14, 2013 changes for the maya cluster extension.

See the 2010 Resources Page for documentation from before the June 7, 2011 change in scheduling rules.

The contents in this section will help you get up and running on our maya computing cluster.
Below is a list of software packages which have been installed by HPCF at some time, but may not be ready to use on the latest cluster maya. Packages marked with (∗) are available on maya, but have not been tested by user support, and the instructions may be out of date. Packages marked with (†) are not yet available on maya. We ask that users get in touch with user support to have these installed and documented on maya. This will help us to prioritize setup of the new cluster and to avoid too much unused software.

Tutorial: Compiling and running C programs

Read through this tutorial to get started writing programs (both serial and parallel) on the cluster. Even though these focus specifically on the C programming language, they discuss some fundamential issues such as how to interact with the scheduler, so all users should read them first.

Other Languages and Hardware

Other programming languages available on the cluster.

Other Packages

Other packages available on the cluster. Domain specific (e.g. computational chemisty and biology)


Libraries available on the cluster, which can be used in your code.

Parallel programming (besides MPI)



General Productivity

Tips for working productively on maya.