Alpine Software

Software Installed on Alpine

This list includes the software applications, compilers, libaries, and software development kits (SDKs) installed as modules on CURC Alpine.

Refer to our Modules System page for instructions on how to view and load software.

Application Version(s) Description
Abaqus (L) V6R2019x Abaqus FEA is a software suite for finite element analysis and computer-aided engineering.
Allinea DDT 6.0.4 Graphical debugging tool for single-process, OpenMP, and MPI applications.
AlphaFold (G) 2.2.0,2.3.1 (D) AlphaFold is an artificial intelligence program developed by DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet, which performs predictions of protein structure.
AltairFEKO (L) 2019.2, 2023.1 FEKO is an electromagnetics software developed by Altair engineering for use in field calculations for bodies of arbitrary shapes.
Anaconda 2020.11 (D), 2022.10, 2023.09 Anaconda is a distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, that aims to simplify package management and deployment. CURC Usage Guide
Ansys (L,G) EM21.2, EM22.2 CAE/multiphysics engineering simulation software for product design, testing and operation.
Arm Forge 19.1.3 Arm Forge is a server and HPC development tool suite for C, C++, Fortran, and Python high performance code on Linux.
AOCC 3.1.0 (D), 3.2.0 The AMD Optimizing C/C++ and Fortran Compilers (“AOCC”) are a set of production compilers optimized for software performance when running on AMD host processors using the AMD “Zen” core architecture.
AOCL 3.2.0 AOCL is a set of numerical libraries optimized for AMD processors based on the AMD “Zen” core architecture and generations.
Autotools 2.6.9, 2.7.1 (D) The GNU Autotools, also known as the GNU Build System, is a suite of programming tools designed to assist in making source code packages portable to many Unix like systems.
BamTools 2.5.2 BamTools provides both a programmer's API and an end-user's toolkit for handling BAM files.
BBTools 39.01 BBTools is a suite of fast, multithreaded bioinformatics tools designed for analysis of DNA and RNA sequence data.
BCFtools 1.16 BCFtools is a set of utilities that manipulate variant calls in the Variant Call Format (VCF) and its binary counterpart BCF. All commands work transparently with both VCFs and BCFs, both uncompressed and BGZF-compressed.
bedtools 2.29.1 Collectively, the bedtools utilities are a swiss-army knife of tools for a wide-range of genomics analysis tasks.
boost 1.78.0 Boost provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source libraries.
Bowtie2 2.5.0 Bowtie2 is an ultrafast and memory-efficient tool for aligning sequencing reads to long reference sequences.
BWA 0.7.17 BWA is a software package for mapping low-divergent sequences against a large reference genome, such as the human genome.
CDO 2.1.1 CDO is a collection of command line Operators to manipulate and analyse Climate and NWP model Data.
Cellranger 7.1.0 Cellranger is a set of analysis pipelines that process Chromium single cell data to align reads, generate feature-barcode matrices, perform clustering and other secondary analysis, and more.
ChimeraX 1.2.5 A next-generation molecular visualization program.
CMake 3.5.2, 3.9.2, 3.14.1, 3.20.2, 3.25.0 (D) CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software.
Coreform Cubit (L) Coreform-Cubit-2021.5 Coreform Cubit is a comprehensive toolset for high-quality FEA and CFD mesh generation that provides a similar user experience as GAMBIT.
CP2K 2023.1 CP2K is a quantum chemistry and solid state physics software package that can perform atomistic simulations of solid state, liquid, molecular, periodic, material, crystal, and biological systems.
CST Studio Suite (L) 2021 CST Studio Suite is a high-performance 3D EM analysis software package for designing, analyzing and optimizing electromagnetic (EM) components and systems.
Cube 3.4.3, 4.3.4 (D) Cube, which is used as performance report explorer for Scalasca and Score-P, is a generic tool for displaying a multi-dimensional performance space.
CUDA Toolkit (G) 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.7, 11.8, 12.1.1 (D) The NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit includes GPU-accelerated libraries, debugging and optimization tools, a C/C++ compiler, and a runtime library to deploy your application.
cuDNN (G) 8.1, 8.2 8.6 (D) The NVIDIA CUDA Deep Neural Network library (cuDNN) is a GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks.
curc-quota 5.0 CU Boulder script that provides information the user's home, projects, scratch, and PetaLibrary space.
Cutadapt 4.2 Cutadapt finds and removes adapter sequences, primers, poly-A tails and other types of unwanted sequence from your high-throughput sequencing reads.
DMTCP 2.6.0 DMTCP (Distributed MultiThreaded Checkpointing) transparently checkpoints a single-host or distributed computation in user-space without modifications to user code or to the O/S.
Eigen 3.4.0 Eigen is a C++ template library for linear algebra: matrices, vectors, numerical solvers, and related algorithms.
Emacs 25.3, 27.2 (D) An extensible, customizable, text editor.
EPW 6.0alpha EPW is part of the Quantum ESPRESSO suite & calculates properties related to the electron-phonon interaction
Expat 2.1.1, 2.3.0 (D) Stream-oriented XML parser library written in C.
FastQC 0.11.9 A quality control tool for high throughput sequence data.
FFmpeg 4.4 A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
FFTW 3.3.8, 3.3.9, 3.3.10 FFTW is a C subroutine library for computing the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) in one or more dimensions, of arbitrary input size, and of both real and complex data.
GATK GATK4 aims to bring together well-established tools from the GATK and Picard codebases under a streamlined framework.
Gaussian 16 (L,G) 16_avx2 Guassian 16 provides state-of-the-art capabilities for electronic structure modeling. CURC Usage Guide
gcc 10.3.0, 11.2.0 (D) The GNU Compiler Collection includes front ends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Ada, Go, and D, as well as libraries for these languages (libstdc++,...).
GDAL 3.4.2, 3.5.0 GDAL is a translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats.
GDB 8.1, 10.1 (D) GDB, the GNU Project debugger, allows you to see what is going on 'inside' another program while it executes -- or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed.
GEOS 3.9.1, 3.10.2 GEOS is a C/C++ library for computational geometry with a focus on algorithms used in geographic information systems (GIS) software.
Ghostscript 9.56.0 Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript language and PDF files.
Git 2.31.0 Git is a distributed version control system that tracks changes in any set of computer files.
Git-LFS 3.1.2 Git-LFS is a Git exention for versioning large files.
Gmsh 2.16.0, 4.11.1 (D) Gmsh is an open source 3D finite element mesh generator with a built-in CAD engine and post-processor.
GNU Parallel 20160622, 20210322 (D) GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. CURC Usage Guide
gnuplot 5.4.3 gnuplot is a command-line and GUI program that can generate two- and three-dimensional plots of functions, data, and data fits.
GROMACS (G) 2022.4 GROMACS is a molecular dynamics package mainly designed for simulations of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.
GSL 2.7 The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a numerical library for C and C++ programmers.
HDF5 1.10.1, 1.12.1 HDF5 is a data model, library, and file format for storing and managing data.
HOMER 4.11 Software for motif discovery and next-gen sequencing analysis.
IDL 8.7 IDL software is a scientific programming language used across disciplines to create visualizations out of complex numerical data.
ImageMagick 6.9.12 ImageMagick is a free and open-source software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image and vector image files.
Intel Advisor 2022.0.0 Intel Advisor is a design and analysis tool for developing performant code. The tool supports C, C++, Fortran, SYCL, OpenMP, OpenCL code, and Python.
Intel cluster tools 17.3 Intel cluster tools.
Intel debugger 17.3, 2021.5.0 Intel debugging tools.
Intel Inspector 2022.0.0 Intel Inspector is a memory and thread checking and debugging tool to increase the reliability, security, and accuracy of C/C++ and Fortran applications.
Intel MPI (impi) 2021.4.0, 2021.5.0 Intel MPI Library is a multifabric message-passing library that implements the open source MPICH specification.
Intel oneAPI 2022.1.2 Intel compilers, libraries, and development tools.
Intel VTune 2022.0.0 Intel VTune Profiler optimizes application performance, system performance, and system configuration for HPC, cloud, IoT, media, storage, and more.
Jasper 4.0.0 (D) JasPer is a software toolkit for the handling of image data.
JDK (Java Development Kit) 1.7.0, 1.8.0_91, 1.8.0_281, 1.8.0, (D) JDK is a software development environment used for developing Java applications and applets.
JPEG 9d, 9e Open source JPEG Image Library.
Julia 0.6.2, 1.6.0, 1.6.6, 1.8.1, 1.9.4 (D) Julia is a high-level, dynamic programming language. Its features are well suited for numerical analysis and computational science.
LAMMPS 2Aug23, 29Sept21, 29Sept2021_update3 LAMMPS is a classical molecular dynamics code with a focus on materials modeling.
LFTP 4.8.4 LFTP is a sophisticated file transfer program supporting a number of network protocols (ftp, http, sftp, fish, torrent)
Libxc 5.2.2 Libxc is a library of exchange-correlation functionals for density-functional theory.
Load Balancer 0.2 Load Balancer is an effective tool for optimally utilizing multiple processors and nodes on the CURC HPC resources, without the need to learn OpenMP or MPI.
Mamba 23.1.0-1 (D) Mamba is a fast, robust, and cross-platform package manager that aims to be a drop-in replacement for conda. Please see our Mamba Package Manager section for more details.
Mathematica 9.0, 11.1.0 (D) A software system with built-in libraries for several areas of technical computing.
MATLAB R2020b, R2021b (D), R2022b, R2023b MATLAB is a proprietary multi-paradigm programming language and numeric computing environment. CURC Usage Guide
Maven 3.8.1 Apache Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java projects. Maven can also be used to build and manage projects written in C#, Ruby, Scala, and other languages.
MKL 2021.4.0, 2022.0.2 A library of optimized math routines for science, engineering, and financial applications. Core math functions include BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, sparse solvers, fast Fourier transforms, and vector math.
MultiQC 1.14 MultiQC is a reporting tool that parses results and statistics from bioinformatics tool outputs, such as log files and console outputs.
NAMD 2.14 NAMD is a parallel molecular dynamics code for large biomolecular systems.
NCL 6.3.0 (D) NCAR Command Language. An interpreted language designed for scientific data analysis and visualization.
Ncview 2.1.7 Ncview is a visual browser for netCDF format files.
NetCDF 4.8.1 NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.
Nextflow 22.10.6, 23.04 (D) Nextflow is Nextflow enables scalable and reproducible scientific workflows using software containers. It allows the adaptation of pipelines written in the most common scripting languages.
NVIDIA HPC SDK (G) 2022.229, 2023.233 The NVIDIA HPC Software Development Kit (SDK) includes the proven compilers, libraries and software tools essential to maximizing developer productivity and the performance and portability of HPC applications.
OpenBLAS 0.3.20 OpenBLAS is an optimized Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS) library based on GotoBLAS 21.13 BSD version.
OpenJPEG 2.2.0 OpenJPEG is an open-source JPEG 2000 codec written in C language.
Open MPI 4.1.1, 4.1.4 The Open MPI Project is an open source Message Passing Interface implementation that is developed and maintained by a consortium of academic, research, and industry partners.
OpenSees 3.4 OpenSees is a software framework for developing applications to simulate the performance of structural and geotechnical systems subjected to earthquakes.
ORCA 5.0.3, 5.0.4 (D) ORCA is an ab initio quantum chemistry program package that contains modern electronic structure methods.
PAPI 5.4.3, 5.5.1 (D) A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
ParaView 5.0.1, 5.6.0, 5.9.0, 5.10.0 (D) ParaView is an open-source multiple-platform application for interactive, scientific visualization.
PDT (Program Database Toolkit) 3.22, 3.25.1 (D) PDT is a framework for analyzing source code written in several programming languages and for making rich program knowledge accessible to developers of static and dynamic analysis tools.
Perl 5.16.3, 5.24.0 (D), 5.28.1, 5.36.0 Perl is a high-level, interpreted, general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation.
PETSc 3.18.3 (D) PETSc is a suite of data structures and routines for the scalable (parallel) solution of scientific applications modeled by partial differential equations.
pigz 2.7 (D) Pigz is a parallel implementation of gzip.
Picard 2.27.5 Picard is a set of command line tools for manipulating high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data and formats such as SAM/BAM/CRAM and VCF.
PLINK2 2.00a2.3 PLINK 2.0 is a widely used open-source C/C++ toolset for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and research in population genetics.
Python 2.7.18, 3.10.2 (D) Python is a high-level, general-purpose programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability with the use of significant indentation.
PyTorch 1.13.0 (G) PyTorch is a machine learning framework based on the Torch library, used for applications such as computer vision and natural language processing.
Q-Chem 4010 Q-Chem is a comprehensive ab initio quantum chemistry software for accurate predictions of molecular structures, reactivities, and vibrational, electronic and NMR spectra.
QIIME 2 2023.5 QIIME 2 is a next-generation microbiome bioinformatics platform that is extensible, free, open source, and community developed.
Quantum ESPRESSO 7.0 (D), 7.2 An integrated suite of Open-Source computer codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale.
Qt 4.8.5, 5.6.0, 5.9.1, 5.15 (D) Qt ("cute") is cross-platform software for creating graphical user interfaces as well as cross-platform applications that run on various software and hardware platforms.
R 3.6.3,4.2.2 (D) R is a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.
rclone 1.58.0 Rclone is a command-line program to manage files on cloud storage.
RELION 3.1.3_cpu, 4.0-beta-cu11.2 (G), 4.0.1-cu11.8 (G,D) Relion (for REgularised LIkelihood OptimisatioN, pronounce rely-on) is a software package that employs an empirical Bayesian approach for electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) structure determination.
ROCm (G) 5.2.3, 5.3.0, 5.5.0 (D) ROCm is an AMD software stack for GPU programming.
Ruby 2.3.1, 3.0.0 (D) Ruby is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language which supports multiple programming paradigms.
SAMtools 1.16.1 Samtools is a suite of programs for interacting with high-throughput sequencing data.
ScaLAPACK 2.2.0 ScaLAPACK is a library of high-performance linear algebra routines for parallel distributed memory machines.
Singularity/Apptainer 3.6.4 (D), 3.7.4 Singularity/Apptainer is a computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization also known as containerization. CURC Usage Guide
Slurmtools 0.0.0 A collection of helper scripts for everyday use of the Slurm job scheduler.
SQLite 3.36.0, 3.38.01 SQLite is a C-language library that implements a small, fast, self-contained, high-reliability, full-featured, SQL database engine.
SRA-Toolkit 3.0.0 The SRA Toolkit and SDK from NCBI is a collection of tools and libraries for using data in the INSDC Sequence Read Archives.
STAR 2.7.10b A tool to align RNA-seq data. The STAR algorithm uses suffix arrays, seed clustering, and stitching.
Subversion 1.8.16, 1.10.2, 1.14.1 (D) Apache Subversion is a software versioning and revision control system.
Tcl/Tk 8.6.5, 8.6.11 (D) Tcl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language.
tDOM 0.8.3, 0.9.2 tDOM is a Tcl extension for parsing XML.
TeX Live 2021 TeX Live is a cross-platform, free software distribution for the TeX typesetting system that includes major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts.
TIFF 4.3.0 The LibTIFF software provides support for the Tag Image File Format (TIFF), a widely used format for storing image data.
TotalView 2016.06.21 TotalView debugging software provides tools you need to debug, analyze, and scale high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
Trelis (L) 16.3.6 Software that includes everything needed for streamlined progress from CAD to analysis, with full-featured capabilities for geometry preparation and mesh generation, analysis, and fine-tuning.
Trimmomatic 0.39 Trimmomatic performs a variety of useful trimming tasks for illumina paired-end and single-ended data.
UCX 1.10.1, 1.12.1 (D) A communication framework for data-centric and high-performance applications.
UDUNITS 2.2.20, 2.2.24, 2.2.25, 2.2.28 (D) The UDUNITS package supports units of physical quantities. Its C library provides for arithmetic manipulation of units and for conversion of numeric values between compatible units.
Valgrind 3.11.0, 3.17.0 (D) Valgrind is an instrumentation framework containing tools that can automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, and profile your programs in detail.
VAPOR 3.3.0, 3.4.0 (D) VAPOR is the Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers.
vtf3 1.43 VTF3 trace generation package.
Yambo 5.2.2 An ab initio tool for excited state calculations.
zip rhel7 A compressor/archiver for creating and modifying zipfiles.
zlib 1.2.11 Lossless data-compression library.

(D) Default module version (G) GPU-accelerated (L) License-restricted

Alpine Software Policy

Historically, software installations have been a sticking point for many users or CURC resources. Though we still encourage users to install and manage their own packages locally, CURC has decided to move forward with the following software policy:

CURC will perform software installations for users of CURC resources in a globally accessible module stack provided:

  • A user requires a specified software that is unavailable on the current stack.
  • A user requires a different version of a currently existing software which provides additional functionality required for the user’s work.
  • The user provides all of the relevant information including release, version, etc.
  • The installation will not violate the software’s User Agreement policy.
  • The installation is not better suited for a local install (I.E. Anaconda Environments, Singularity Containers).

Furthermore, licensed/proprietary software are subject the following requirements:

  • The user has access to an appropriate license for cluster usage.
  • The license can be installed or accessed on the cluster.

Software accepted for installation will be given an estimated installation time based on capacity of the team and urgency of the request. Note that this time is an estimation and not a strict deadline. Installed software will be available to load with a module in the ‘User Software’ category in the software stack. Unused modules will be pruned after 12 months without usage. Any pruned module may be restored by user request.

Core software such as compilers, MPIs, and relevant libraries will be updated at a semesterly interval. A different version of these core softwares can be requested at any point, but installation may be performed in accordance to that timeline.

All software installations are “Best Effort” and are not guaranteed. RC reserves the right to deny any software installation that is requested on CURC resources.

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Please note that this software policy is subject to change. Please review the software policy before submitting a request.

Alpine is jointly funded by the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Colorado Anschutz, Colorado State University, and the National Science Foundation (award 2201538).