Clusters to complete transition to hierarchy modules

May 9, 2017
Conte, Halstead, Hammer, Hathi, Radon, Rice, Scholar, Snyder

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 the clusters will complete the change to hierarchy modules. When the clusters switched to hierarchy modules on February 1st, the old module names remained supported with a warning message in place. On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, support for this translation of old module names will end.

You should check PBS job output for warning messages about old module style names. Any 'module load' commands showing this warning will fail after Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The warning message will tell you what you should change your 'module load' commands to.

You can switch over early with the command:

touch ~/.hierarchy

This will disable the automatic translation and will put you in and environment equivalent to that of after Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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Originally posted: April 10, 2017  2:08pm

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