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.


Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995.

Interactive Usage

After connecting to ShARC (see Establishing a SSH connection), start an interactive session with the qrsh or qrshx command.

Java can be activated using one of the following module files

module load apps/java/17.0.4/binary
module load apps/java/13.0.2/binary
module load apps/java/11.0.2/binary
module load apps/java/jdk1.8.0_102/binary

Check that you have the version you expect. First, the runtime

$ java -version

openjdk version "17.0.4" 2022-07-19
OpenJDK Runtime Environment Temurin-17.0.4+8 (build 17.0.4+8)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Temurin-17.0.4+8 (build 17.0.4+8, mixed mode, sharing)

Now, the compiler

$ javac -version

javac 17.0.4

Installation notes

These are primarily for administrators of the system.

Java 1.8.0_102

  1. Download Java SE Development Kit 8u102 from Oracle. Select the tarball (jdk-8u102-linux-x64.tar.gz) for Linux and the x64 CPU architecture family.

  2. Save this file to /usr/local/media/java/1.8.0_102/.

  3. Install Java using this script.

  4. Install this modulefile as /usr/local/modulefiles/apps/java/jdk1.8.0_102/binary