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Information about software packages installed on the ICHEC systems.


Versions Installed

Fionn: 8.0.19


RAxML (Randomized Axelerated Maximum Likelihood) is a program for sequential and parallel Maximum Likelihood based inference of large phylogenetic trees. It has originally been derived from fastDNAml which in turn was derived from Joe Felsentein's dnaml which is part of the PHYLIP package.

In addition to the sequential version, RAxML offers two ways to exploit parallelism: fine-grained parallelism that can be exploited on shared memory machines or multi-core architectures and coarse-grained parallelism that can be exploited on Linux clusters.


RAxML can be downloaded as open source code under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL).



Additional Notes

To use RAxML load the relevant environment module:

module load bio raxml/intel/8.0.19

Further information can be obtained from RAxML 7.0.4 manual.

How to cite RAxML:

Stamatakis A. (2006)
RAxML-VI-HPC: Maximum Likelihood-based Phylogenetic Analyses with Thousands of Taxa and Mixed Models
Bioinformatics 22(21): 2688-2690.

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