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Request Software Installation on SCINet

Before sending VRSC a software request do the following:

  1. Make sure the software isn’t already available as a module by checking the lists of module software on the Software Overview page.

    If you only need a different version of a software package that is already installed on CERES please email scinet_vrsc@USDA.GOV.

  2. Consider whether you should install the software yourself in your home or project directory - see the Software Overview for more details.

    You may want to use Conda for package, dependency, and environment management- see this guide about how to use conda on SCINet.

    If you’re not sure whether you should install software yourself or if you need help, email scinet_vrsc@USDA.GOV. Software that will be useful to many SCINet users should be installed as a module by the VRSC.

How to send a software request

If you’ve done the above but need new software installed as a module, use the software request form (eAuthentication required, non-ARS users should contact their sponsor):

Software Request Form

Note: doing this requires an agency-level security review and takes a few weeks.