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1 Distributing Hardware-optimized Simulation Software with Conda

Article Published: 25 May 2021, 9:24 a.m. Revised: 25 May 2021, 9:24 a.m.

Two of our Research Software Engineers have been working with the University eScience Lab on a BioExcel project to develop Conda packages for GROMACS making it easier for researchers to set up and run the software and to increase its reproducibility from computational workflow systems.

2 MacOS blocking you from installing your own apps?

Article Published: 29 Apr 2021, 3:29 p.m. Revised: 29 Apr 2021, 3:29 p.m.

If you write your own MacOS apps and distribute them outside the Mac App Store then you will find your apps blocked by Apple’s Gatekeeper software if you run MacOS Catalina or later. Find out how the Mobile Development Service can help you with our Notarization Service.

3 Mac Move to Arm Processors

Article Published: 1 Jul 2020, 9:34 a.m. Revised: 1 Jul 2020, 12:39 p.m.

Not so much a top tip this month but an opinion piece – Ian Cottam talks about the recent news that Apple are moving to Arm Processors. What does that mean for Mac owners?

4 Installing apps on macOS Catalina (10.15)

Article Published: 2 Mar 2020, 10:29 a.m. Revised: 4 Mar 2020, 3:21 p.m.

The top tip for March by Ian Cottam, Head of Research Software Engineering, looks at installing apps on macOS Catalina (10.15) that have not been authorised or certified by Apple.

5 Drag'n'drop Files with macOS or Linux

Article Published: 2 Aug 2019, 8:39 a.m.

Welcome to the first instalment in a series of “Hints and Tips” from our expert research software engineer and research infrastructure engineers with the aim of making your research that little bit easier to do! In this article Ian Cottam looks at how to transfer your files between the various Research IT computational resources if you use Apple macOS or Linux.