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Running the application using modules
To use boost with the environment modules system at HPC the following commands are available:
Get module information for boost:
$module spider boost
Load the default application module:
$module load boost
The modulefile for this software adds the directory with executable files to the shell execution PATH and sets the following environment variables:
- HPC_BOOST_DIR - directory where boost is located.