Software Collections

borg utilizes software collections from Software Collections to enable use of multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting system-wide installed packages. This allows borg to offer different compilers, Python versions, etc for use without affecting the base operating system for the cluster.

To view a list of installed software collections, issue the command:

 scl -l


To enable and enter a specific software collection, issue the command:

 scl enable rh-python36 bash

Software Collections will restart your bash shell, and the requested software collection will be available. Please note that this works within SLURM batch files as well.