A variety of application packages are available for use on the Research Computing servers. For some software packages, you can install a local copy of the software by checking out a license from the license server when invoking the software. UNC Software Acquisitions Office is your best resource for information about how each application is licensed and can be installed locally.
Programming compilers, utility libraries, and debugging tools are integral parts of Research Computing resources. FORTRAN 77/90/95, C and C++ compilers are available for compiling codes to run serial and/or parallel jobs. Some of the compilers are local to the machines. There are also a number of programming tools available, such as LAPACK/SCALAPACK, FFT, IMSL, PetSC, etc. as well as an assortment of performance and debugging tools.