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Iceberg was decommissioned on 30th November 2020. Users of Iceberg need to switch to using ShARC and/or Bessemer instead.


Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.


An old version of git is installed as part of the system’s opertaing system. As such, it is available everywhere, including on the log-in nodes:

$ git --version
git version 1.7.1

This was released in April 2010. We recommend that you load the most up to date version using modules - something that can only be done after starting an interactive qrshx or qsh session:

module load apps/gcc/5.2/git/2.5

Installation notes

Version 2.5 of git was installed using gcc 5.2 using the following install script and module file: