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Information about software packages installed on the ICHEC systems.

CMAKE: Cross-platform make

Versions Installed

Fionn: 2.6-patch 2 / 2.8.12


CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice.


CMake is freely available under the CMAKE (BSD) License.



Additional Notes

Version 2.6-patch 2 is available by defult on Fionn. To use CMake 2.8.12 load the relevant environment module:

module load dev cmake/intel/2.8.12

By default CMake will use the GNU compiler suite. If you want to use the Intel compilers, and this is recommended for best performance, they can by set by issuing the following commands:

export CC=icc export CXX=icpc export FC=ifort

Further information can be obtained at www.cmake.org/.

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