Finding Software

How to find preinstalled software

Most of the preinstalled software is provided via software environment modules.

Most easily, you can search for available software on Noctua by

  • using the command find_module on the Noctua, e.g. find_module Cp2k. (The argument is not case-sensitive.)

  • using the search functionality of these documentation pages


  • manually checking the list of all software modules

I can’t find the software that I need

In this case, you have several options:

  • We can install it for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact

  • If it is a Python or Julia package you likely can install it via the respective package managers.

  • You could use a software container solution like Singularity to have full control over you software environment.

  • As a last resort, you can also manually install the software in your project directory, for example by setting a prefix (e.g. ./configure --prefix=$PC2PFS/hpc-prf-lsdft/prefix) which will install the software with make install to this directory instead of /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin (where you don’t have write permissions).

Note that we are happy to support you with any questions or issue that come up.