Compiling and packages

Compiling c, c++ and fortran code


Login and you are in a login node. Create a folder for your project, and change directory to this folder. Create or copy your source code to this folder. Place your job script on same place as your compiled program.

Load modul

To list programs and compilers, use

module avail


module spider as eg, module spider icc or module spider gcc

We recommend using intel compilers and

module load intel/2020b

(You get compilers, MPI and libraries)

For GNU compilers:

module load foss/2020b

Write "module list" for checking what is loaded.

NOTE! Add same module load in the job script as the compiled code.

(See more Modules – High Performance Computing Group (

Compile code

Intel (example)

Sequential: icc -O3 -o mycode mycode.c

OpenMP: icc -O3 -qopenmp -o mycode mycode.c

MPI: mpiicc -O3 mycode mycode.c

Hybrid: mpiicc -O3 -qopenmp -o mycode mycode.c

(Same for fortran: ifort, mpiifort)

GNU (example)

Sequential: gcc -O3 -o mycode mycode.c

OpenMP: gcc -O3 -fopenmp -o mycode mycode.c

MPI: mpicc -O3 -o mycode mycode.c

Hybrid: mpicc -O3 -fopenmp -o mycode mycode.c

(same for fortran: gfortan and mpifort)

Run your program via Slurm and job script.

See: Running Jobs – High Performance Computing Group (

Python packages

There are 2 ways of installing python packages on Idun.

Virtual Enviroment

See Modules – High Performance Computing Group (

Pip install (local)

Load python module.

(Check if the module is already installed on the python version)

Use command (remember --user) (only on login node)

pip install packages --user

Example numpy:

pip install numpy --user

You do not need to do anything when running jobs on compute node.

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