The ShARC HPC cluster was decommissioned on the 30th of November 2023 at 17:00. It is no longer possible for users to access that cluster.


IDL is a data analysis language that first appeared in 1977.


IDL versions can be activated using the module file:

module load apps/idl/8.8/binary

The IDL licence is restricted - please contact us via helpdesk if you need to use this software.

Installation notes

Installation of IDL 8.8 on Sharc was a binary installation.

The module file is /usr/local/modulefiles/apps/idl/8.8/binary.

Please note that the module file has been edited to ensure folder creation and symlinks have been applied to license/flexera-sv and license/flexera module subdirectories to point into /tmp/Harris/License/flexera-sv and /tmp/Harris/License/flexera as per: