Changes to Modules on 8 October 2014

A number of changes are planned to modules on the system during the at risk session on 8 October 2014.

If you have any questions or comments about the planned changes then please let the ARCHER Helpdesk know.

Removal of old versions of software

We plan to remove the following software versions from the system:

cray-tpsl/1.3.04

cray-libsci/12.1.01
            12.1.2

cray-petsc/3.4.2.0
           3.4.3.0

cray-trilinos/11.4.1.0

Removal of modules with old naming conventions

There are a small number of modules on the system that us the old Cray naming conventions. These cause confusion for users as they are not supported by newer Cray software releases and so often do not work.

The planned module removals are:

hdf5
hdf5-parallel
netcdf
parallel-netcdf
netcdf-hdf5parallel
xt-mpich2
xt-shmem 
cray-mpich2

Change in default scientific software modules

The following module defaults will change:

castep      7.0.2 => 7.0.3
crystal crystal09 => crystal14
dlpoly       4.05 => 4.06
gromacs     4.6.5 => 5.0.0

Change in default system software modules

The changes are listed below.

Users should note that the latest version of the Cray MPI library is incompatible with older versions and for this reason we recommend that all users recompile and relink their codes after the defaults have been changed.

pmi                       5.0.3-1.0000.9981.128.2.ari => pmi/5.0.5-1.0000.10300.134.8.ari
cce                       8.2.6                       => 8.3.3
cray-mpich                6.3.1                       => 7.0.3
cray-shmem                6.3.1                       => 7.0.3
atp                       1.7.2                       => 1.7.5
cray-libsci               12.2.0                      => 13.0.1
cray-petsc                3.4.3.1                     => 3.5.1.0
cray-petsc-complex        3.4.3.1                     => 3.5.1.0
cray-ga                   5.1.0.4                     => 5.1.0.5
cray-hdf5                 1.8.12                      => 1.8.13
cray-hdf5-parallel        1.8.12                      => 1.8.13
cray-lgdb                 2.3.0                       => 2.3.2
cray-netcdf               4.3.1                       => 4.3.2
cray-netcdf-hdf5parallel  4.3.1                       => 4.3.2
cray-parallel-netcdf      1.4.0                       => 1.5.0
cray-tpsl                 1.4.0                       => 1.4.1
cray-trilinos             11.6.1.0                    => 11.8.1.0
craype                    2.1.1                       => 2.2.0
craypkg-gen               1.1.1                       => 1.2.0
fftw                      3.3.0.4                     => 3.3.4.0
papi                      5.3.0                       => 5.3.2
perftools                 6.1.4                       => 6.2.1
perftools-lite            6.1.4                       => 6.2.1
stat                      2.0.0.1                     => 2.1.0.1
chapel                    1.9.0                       => 1.9.0.1
gcc                       4.8.2                       => 4.9.1