Commonly Used Research Computing Software at Sheffield University

IT Services holds licenses for a large selection of software items.

These are:

Many of these software items are available for downloading via the IT Services Software Download Service.

Software that are labeled to be of License Type 'Floating' have restrictions on the number of users who can access it at any given instance of time. This requirement necessitates IT Services to maintain a license serving operation and the users to specify the license-server when installing such software. For software that rely on floating licenses we will provide the necessary installation instructions to access these licenses (usually via a license-server name and a port number).

Commonly Used Research Software Licenses

Name On
HPC Services
  Category Purpose License Type Platform
PGI Compilers Yes Compiler Code Development Floating Linux
Intel Compilers Yes Compiler Code Development Floating All
Salford Compilers No Compiler Code Development Site Windows
NAG Library Yes Software Library Code Development Site All
MATLAB Yes Computing Tool Numeric Computing Site & Floating All
Maple Yes Computing Tool Symbolic Computing Site ( time-limited) All
LabView No Instrumentation Lab Monitoring Site Windows
Ansys/Fluent/LsDyna Yes CFD/CAE Engineering Floating Linux/Windows
Abaqus Yes Structural Code Engineering Floating Linux/Windows
SPSS No Statistical Statistics Site Windows
SAS No Statistical Statistics Site Windows
NVivo No Information Science Qualitative Analysys Site Deal (see note) Windows
ArcInfo, ArcGIS No Geography GIS Site Windows
Erdas Imagine No Geography Geospatial Image Processing Site Windows
Endnote No Bibliographic database References etc. Site Windows