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Installing Software on NERSC File Systems

Best Practice

When installing software on NERSC's file systems it is recommended to use the /global/common/software/<your NERSC project> directories. This filesystem is optimized for sharing software as it is read-only on the compute nodes.

See our page about the global file system for more information.

Many user applications offer the option to specify the installation prefix when building a software package; that should be set to your directory in /global/common/software as part of the configuration process.