[Beowulf] User notification of new software on the cluster

Skylar Thompson skylar.thompson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 20:17:20 PDT 2016

On 09/27/2016 04:42 PM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
> On 28/09/16 06:02, Rob Taylor wrote:
>> I wanted to ask how people announce new versions of software that has
>> been installed on their cluster to their user base.
> We're pretty lucky, most users know to use "module avail" to see what's
> there and given we tend to install a couple of new packages a day (yay
> bioinformatics) any active update mechanism would probably be overwhelming.
> We did used to have a list of software on our website but it was
> impossible to keep up to date.

We also point folks to "module avail", though now that we're getting
close to 1000 distinct software installs in Modules, maybe we'll have to
do something more advanced sometime soon.


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