Centralised software on Prospero is installed by Alces Flight within their gridware environment. We recommend starting the gridware within your startup script (e.g. .bash_profile) with

flight start
flight env activate gridware


It is possible to create customised environments within flight, e.g. for research groups needing a common set of packages. If you require this, please submit a support ticket.

Starting gridware makes the module command available, which provides access to common packages and libraries. To see a list of available modules, issue the command:

module avail

To then load, for example, the latest available version of python3, one can issue the command:

module load apps/python3

For more information on modules, see this link. Below we provide recommended module lists for use with popular software packages on Prospero.