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Software

Can I install my own software?
What software is available?
Multimedia software
Processor Intensive software
Utilities

Can I install my own software?

You are not able to install your own software. The Myriad system is as restricted as WTS however, you can change your settings for the software available and these will follow you around as you use different Myriad computers.

What software is available?

View the full list of software applications available on Myriad Cluster.

Although the range of software on Myriad is currently much smaller than that on WTS, it does contain the most popular software, Office 2003 (with all languages), IE 7, Firefox, Thunderbird, graphics applications and more. A broader range of software can be accessed by logging into Cluster WTS from within Myriad.

The other software on the Myriad service falls into two categories. It is either:

a) multimedia based or
b) processor Intensive

Multimedia software

Multimedia software, such as "Windows Media Player" and "QuickTime Player" can run poorly on WTS as it usually involves a large amount of screen changes such as when watching a movie file. These changes have to be sent to the local computer screen over the network and can run very slowly. Running them on Myriad will give you the local performance of the computer as this network traffic is not required. Nero Vision is also now available on Myriad which can play DVDs.

Processor Intensive Software

These currently include ArcGis 9.2 and Matlab R2007a. The former is available on WTS but has had some performance issues, whilst the latter is still available via Exceed on WTS.

Utilities

There are several useful utilities available such as changing the screen resolution. You will also find PuTTy, WinSCP3 and Nero7 in the Utilities group.