Environment module aliases

 

The environment modules facility on the Helium cluster now has aliases for module names. This means that modules can be manipulated with the shortcut alias name instead of having to specify the full name with a version. For instance, the Intel compiler module can now be loaded with

module load intel

The above will load the intel_11.1.072 module. The alias feature will allow default modules to be set at the sytem level. Whatever module/version is pointed to by the alias will be the default that provides that resource in the absence of specifying a version. To see the alias names, just type 'module avail'. The alias name appears in parenthesis after the full module name. For instance, the Intel compiler module will look like

intel_11.1.072/(intel)

The alias name will also appear in the results of 'module list'.