In short no, at least NOT YET:
- We wish we had the time to serve the needs of our hundreds of users, in this fashion. Alas.
- Delivering software is a tedious effort and especially scientific software often needs to be parameterized in particular ways to make it useful/compliant etc.
- “One man’s feature, is another man’s bug” - as sysadmins, we would rather stay out of this game, this is strictly users’ domain
- Different versions and dependencies just add to the software headache (aka “dependency hell”).
So, here is what we can offer/propose instead:
- Try to build the software in your home area, in a reproducible manner (oh, yes, this requires you to go through and follow your application’s great documentation, finally!)
- Deliver the resulting experience in the form of something that another fellow user can execute, fully automated:
- write a shell script or, a Makefile or, something equivalent
- the destination directory should be tunable via fi.
$1(ie. installation mechanism should be relocatable)
- document the list of variables that must be tuned:
$EB*variables if you refer to dependencies in other modules (try
module show OpenBLASand you will understand)
- At this point, you’ve created a resource very useful for your own team: a reproducible recipe for delivering your software.
- Ask for help via email@example.com, to automate this via modules/EasyBuild - by now it should be trivial/straightforward!
- Our colleagues would be willing to assist you with the initial chores to use git/github to share your contribution in an open source manner, since everybody benefits from that! It is still best-effort assistance, but when you’ve done the homework, people are really willing to give a hand.
Alternatively, ask for a 30-minute HPC User Session, for Consultation on how the EasyBuild workflow goes and our software organization works.