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Graphics Package IDL: Frozen state

The IDL graphics package has been in use at Forschungszentrum Jülich for more than 20 years. The licences required for use and the associated annual update costs have been financed in recent years by the institutes where IDL's main users are located. JSC has offered IDL on the supercomputers and shared the costs proportionately. However, use of the software has been declining steadily. Existing applications have been increasingly ported to other software platforms, e.g. Python. As a result of this development, JSC, together with other institutes bearing the costs, has decided to cease purchasing updates.

IDL will be frozen in its current state, but as long as it is technically possible, it will be offered in this state on the supercomputers JURECA and JUWELS at JSC.

Contact: Dr. Helmut Schumacher, hel.schumacher@fz-juelich.de

from JSC News No. 263, 5 February 2019


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