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DiscoverIT and Campus Software

The following is not an exhaustive list of software available in the building and on campus. If you require additional software or would like additional documentation for anything listed below, please email

Software Supported Locally in Discovery

Desktop Software

  • Anti-Virus can be installed by DiscoverIT for University-owned devices. For personal devices, see
  • Several options exist for Data Storage and Disk Space. Please view the page on Disk Space for more information.
  • The list of building Printers along with their locations and IP Addresses can be found on the Printing page.

Services and Resources

  • Version Control can be accessed directly: GIT (, SVN (
  • VPNs are available through both DiscoverIT and Campus depending on which resource you need to access. See the VPN page for further information.
  • Web Hosting is available through WordPress or hosted pages. Please email to configure a new site.
  • The following resource can be access from within the WIDMIR network:
    • Ganglia displays current compute usage on monitored servers
    • Grafana displays current DataVault usage
    • The Intranet is both a source of facilities and Building IT information and an additional way to share information and resources among building occupants. It is only available to people currently connected via the Discovery Internet or VPN:

Maintenance information for Discovery Building resources can be found within the Discovery KB News Page.

Research Software on the Discovery Compute Cluster

Our building has its own Compute Clusters, which utilizes the HTCondor queuing software. Cluster documentation on running and submitting jobs can be found on the Compute Cluster page.

DiscoverIT staff encourage users to install and compile their desired software (and version) within their home or project directory. This allows specific, consistent, on-demand, version-locked software packages to be available for all types of research. If you would like help with installing software for your use on the Discovery Compute Cluster, please write to

Some software packages, like Matlab, are installed centrally if they require a license or are particularly difficult to install.

Using Modules on the Compute Cluster

DiscoverIT-installed packages are accessed via the Module system. To see which packages are currently available, use the command:

module avail
To load a module, for example Matlab r2015a, use the command:
module load matlab-r2015a
To view your loaded modules, use the command:
module list
To unload a module if you would like to use a different version, for example unloading Matlab r2015a, use the command:
module unload matlab-r2015a

To load modules into a condor submit file, see the documentation at:

Campus-Supported Software

The following software can either be obtained through DiscoverIT or directly. DoIT's full software catalog is available at The following centrally-funded, site licensed software can be downloaded from the Campus Software Library. This software is free for campus uses and can be downloaded directly from the Campus Software Library.
  • Productivity: Adobe (includes Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop), Microsoft (includes Office, Visio, and Windows)
  • Research: ChemDraw, JMP, Labview, Mathematica, PyMOL, SAS, SPSS from IBM
  • Utility: Jolly Giant (QWS3270), Oracle Connector, Oracle Interactive Reporting Studio, Treesize, VanDyke (SecureCRT and SecureFX)
The Tech Store offers some Free Software including OneNote and SharePoint Designer through direct downloads. Additional discounted software is available through the WISC: Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog and a full list of all software can be found at the Software Catalog.

For more resources, see the RPRG Resource List.

Keywords:DiscoverIT, Campus, Cluster, Compute, Research, Server, Service, Software   Doc ID:58751
Owner:Michelle C.Group:Discovery Building IT
Created:2015-12-07 12:57 CSTUpdated:2020-10-26 10:17 CST
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