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Setting and maintaining your environment while running a large number of diverse software applications with different requirements can be a daunting task. The UF HPC Center is adopting the modules system developed by Robert McLay at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in order to ease the complexity of this process and relieve users of this burden.

Basic usage

Please see Modules Basic Usage for a practical introduction to using modules at the UF HPC Center.

Personal modules

You can write and use your own modulefiles. The procedure for making them available is very simple. Create a directory in your own filespace, for instance $HOME/.modulefiles and add module use $HOME/.modulefiles to the end of your .bashrc file. Any modulefiles placed into subdirectories of that directory will supersede the HPC provided modulefiles.

Mpi-selector Command Deprecated

With the introduction of modules, mpi-selector has been deprecated. If you have been using mpi-selector to set up your MPI environment, please see From mpi-selector to environment modules for more information.


To request help with using modules or installation of new module enabled application please file a support request or if necessary please send us an email.

Upstream Documentation

Those who would like to learn as much as possible about lmod can use the documentation written by the Lmod author.