NICS will install software if it is deemed beneficial to the user community. The decision will be based on:
- Stability: is the software available in a stable version that runs well on the requested resource?
- Suitability: does the software run in parallel, with highly scalable libraries and applications preferable?
- Interest: would other researchers be likely to use this software?
- Licensing: if the software has a license fee, does the it merit the cost?