Available Software

Below is a selected list of software available on genuse linux servers. Many others not listed are also available.

Mathematical/Engineering Tools
  • FLUENT Flow Modeling Software : Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, is the use of mathematical techniques to model fluid flow.
  • gams - General Algebraic Modeling System : GAMS is a modeling system for mathematical optimization problems, both linear, non-linear and mixed-integer.
  • R : A language for data analysis and graphics


  • Vi : Traditional Unix text editor (implemented by vim)                 
  • Vim : Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set.
Formatters/Spelling tools
  • GNU Troff (Groff) : A typesetting package which reads plain text mixed with formatting commands and produces formatted output.


Text Previewers

  • Ghostview : Ghostview is an X11 user interface for Ghostscript, allowing you to view and navigate PostScript files.
  • Ghostscript : Ghostscript is a software package that interprets Adobe's PostScript and PDF languages, including a few additional features.
  • view : View a document using the Vi commands
    • Usage: view [filename]

Miscellaneous Utilities

  • bc : An arbitrary precision calculator language
    • Usage: bc [ -lws ] [ file ... ]
  • xcalc : Scientific calculator for X
    • Usage: xcalc
  • Gnuplot : Gnuplot is a portable command-line driven interactive data and function plotting utility
  • man : Manual page viewer
    • Usage: man [command]

Compression and Archiving Utilities
  • zip : A file compression utility for for .zip
    • Usage: zip [-options] [-b path] [-t mmddyyyy] [-n suffixes] [zipfile list] [-xi list]
  • unzip : A file expansion utility for .zip
    • Usage: unzip [-Z] [-opts[modifiers]] file[.zip] [list] [-x xlist] [-d exdir]
  • gzip : A file compression utility for .gz
    • Usage: gzip [-cdfhlLnNrtvV19] [-S suffix] [file ...]
  • gunzip : A file expansion utility for .gz
    • Usage: gunzip [-cdfhlLnNrtvV19] [-S suffix] [file ...]
  • bzip2 : A file compression utility for .bz2
  • bunzip2 : A file expansion utility for .bz2
  • tar : The tar archiving utility
    • Usage: tar --usage
Web Browsers
Mail Readers
  • Mutt :  Small but powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems
Window Managers (used with vncserver)
  • ICEwm : a stacking window manager for the X Window System