Software Directory for Other Platforms

(Updated 09/12/2013)

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) offers the following software programs to members of The Ohio State University community. We have attempted to give an explanation of the agreement where applicable. Please refer to Site Licensed Software Program for more information about how to obtain the software or to the Software Life-cycle Management Guidelines for general policy guidelines and an explanation of certain restrictions that may apply to usage on regional campuses.

This is a complete directory of all software available from or distributed by OCIO. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

NOTE: Ohio Supercomputer Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center has also obtained statewide software licenses for a number of products. These are available for free to faculty and for student lab use throughout Ohio. Go to their web pages to see the list of available software and usage instructions at:

http://www.osc.edu/hpc/statewide/

Software Available :

Platform: HP

Oracle Database Software
RefWorks
Platform: IBM AIX

Oracle Database Software
RefWorks
Platform: Miscellaneous Unix Systems/Linux
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (Linux)
Maple (Linux)
MATLAB (Linux) Mathematica for Fac/Staff Mathematica for Students
Oracle Database Software RefWorks (Unix, Linux) SAS (Linux)
STATA (Linux) System Center Endpoint Protection (Linux) VMWare

Platform: HP

 Oracle Database Software:

System Requirements:

  • For systems requirements for this software please refer to the installation documentation on the Oracle media.

OCIO has purchased a campuswide site license for the following Oracle software modules:

  • Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Diagnostics Pack
  • Oracle Tuning Pack

This is available to faculty, staff and students on main and regional campuses for administrative, teaching, research, or community service functions. Commercial use is prohibited. It may not be used on your home computer or for personal use. It is not available for use in the OSU Medical Center for non-medical functions such as patient management and billing. It is available to you while you are affiliated with OSU and must be left with your department or OCIO when you leave OSU. You will order software CDs directly from an Oracle MetaLink web site. For authorization to access this site to order CDs you will need OSU's Oracle Customer Support Identifier (CSI). A file containing this number and additional instructions, the Oracle CSI file, may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 RefWorks (current release):

System Requirements:

  • Browser, Netscape 6.0 or later recommended.
  • Word processor capable of saving documents in .rtf format.

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography. RefWorks is a web-based application and hence is available to users on Windows, Macintosh and Unix, etc. No downloading or installation is needed since you use your web browser to access this application from a server. RefWorks has been acquired through the efforts of The Ohio State University Libraries in conjunction with other OhioLink member schools. This application is available to faculty, staff and students on the main and regional campuses. To access the RefWorks web-based application, proceed to the OSU Libraries Research Databases web site.

Platform: IBM AIX

  Oracle Database Software:

System Requirements:

  • For systems requirements for this software please refer to the installation documentation on the Oracle media.

OCIO has purchased a campuswide site license for the following Oracle software modules:

  • Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Diagnostics Pack
  • Oracle Tuning Pack

This is available to faculty, staff and students on main and regional campuses for administrative, teaching, research, or community service functions. Commercial use is prohibited. It may not be used on your home computer or for personal use. It is not available for use in the OSU Medical Center for non-medical functions such as patient management and billing. It is available to you while you are affiliated with OSU and must be left with your department or OIT when you leave OSU. You will order software CDs directly from an Oracle MetaLink web site. For authorization to access this site to order CDs you will need OSU's Oracle Customer Support Identifier (CSI). This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 RefWorks (current release):

System Requirements:

  • Browser, Netscape 6.0 or later recommended.
  • Word processor capable of saving documents in .rtf format.

Please see the description under the HP platform.

Platform: Miscellaneous Unix Systems/Linux

 Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (version 3.0) Linux:

System Requirements:

  • PC or compatible.
  • Red Hat Linux 5, Ubuntu 9.x, or compatible libraries with glibc version 2.1.1-6 or later, kernel version 2.2.12 or later.
  • 64 MB RAM, 50 MB free disk space.

OSUnet VPN service is designed as a solution for faculty, staff and students to be able to have remote usage to the OSUnet network that is authenticated and secure. This authentication is accomplished by a "client" VPN program which communicates with a server located at OSU. Available to faculty, staff and students at main and regional campuses and on your home computer. It is for university-related business only and must be left with your department and removed from your home computer when you leave OSU. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 Maple (version 17) Linux:

Eligibility: Faculty/Staff. GRA/GTA may use the software on personally-owned machines on campus only (university housing)

Cost: No cost

System Requirements:

  • Pentium III 650 Mhz or better; 64-bit: AMD X86_64 Intel 64.
  • RedHat Enterprise 5, 6; SuSe 11, 12; Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 12.10; 2 GB RAM, 2 GB hard disk, X11 R6.

A powerful and comprehensive symbolic algebra system used for engineering and mathematical instruction and research. Available to faculty and staff for use on computers on campus or in their homes for university-related business. Available to students who are employed as teaching or research assistants/associates for use on computers on campus only for university-related business. Software must be returned when leaving OSU. Maple contains extensive Help after installation. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

NOTE: you can access the Maple Application Center. This site offers a free online resource of technical solutions submitted by Maple users from around the world. When you link to this site, you also have access to the Maple Student Center for course help, Maple Power Tools which are add-on packages and The Maple Reporter which is published semiannually and covers new developments at Waterloo Maple, Inc.

 MATLAB (current version) Linux:

There is a Planned Outage for MathWorks Account from Friday, Oct 4th 5:00pm to Sunday, Oct 6th 8:00pm EST. This will affect students attempting to register for or download MATLAB software during this window.

Eligibilty: Faculty/Staff and student versions are available.

Cost: No cost.

System Requirements:

MATLAB is an interactive environment for numeric computation that specializes in working with matrices. It combines a powerful user interface with 2-D and 3-D graphics and a comprehensive library of mathematical analysis techniques. This product comes in two versions:

Faculty/Staff Configuration Student Configuration
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • Neural Networks Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox*
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox**
  • RF Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Blockset
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimMechanics
  • SimPowerSystems
  • Simscape
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Spline Toolbox
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox 5.1 or later
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox

* Funded by OSC.
** Funded by Math and Physical Sciences

  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox*
  • Signal Processing Blockset
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimMechanics
  • Simscape
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox 5.1 or later

* Funded by Math and Physical Sciences

Available to faculty and academic staff for teaching and research on OSU owned or controlled computers and campus computer labs. It is also available to faculty, academic staff and students for use on personally owned computers. Student use is limited to use in meeting classroom requirements and courses of study offered by OSU. Commercial use is prohibited. Additional toolboxes may be ordered. Please contact Bryan Zocco of The Mathworks at (508)647-7274, (bzocco@mathworks.com) to inquire about quotations and orders for additional toolboxes. In this case The Mathworks will generate any additional license codes for add-on toolboxes (Child Licenses) for you to combine during installation with your Standard Configuration license codes. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

The MATLAB TAH Install Guide provides details on how to install additional toolbox licenses NOT in the OSU Standard Configuration along with the TAH license for the Standard OSU license configuration. If you are purchasing additional toolboxes not in the Standard OSU configuration, you may want to read this guide.

 Mathematica Faculty/Staff Edition (Current):

Eligibilty: Faculty/Staff

Cost: No cost.

System Requirements:

  • PC with a Pentium 3 processor or equivalent.
  • 2.4 Linux kernel or later. On newer Linux distributions, additional compatibility libraries may need to be installed.
  • 512 MB of RAM, 3 GB of hard disk space.

This is a technical computing system used by science, industry and academia. It combines high-precision numeric and symbolic computation with data visualization and programming capabilities. This license was obtained by the College of Math and Physical Sciences. This version is licensed to currently employed faculty and staff. This software may be used on OSU-owned machines or personal machines in support of instruction of academic research. Research laboratories are not eligible unless their primary mission is the direct teaching of students. The software is licensed annually at no charge, currently. The license runs from September to September of each year. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 Mathematica Student Edition (Current):

Eligibilty: Students

Cost: No cost.

System Requirements:

  • PC with a Pentium 3 processor or equivalent.
  • 2.4 Linux kernel or later. On newer Linux distributions, additional compatibility libraries may need to be installed.
  • 512 MB of RAM, 3 GB of hard disk space.

This is a technical computing system used by science, industry and academia. It combines high-precision numeric and symbolic computation with data visualization and programming capabilities. This license was obtained by the College of Math and Physical Sciences. This version available via electronic download through OIT is "Mathematica for Students" and is licensed to currently enrolled students only. It is for use only on student-owned computers for instruction and research activities. The software is licensed annually at no charge currently. The license runs from September to September of each year. It is available electronically only. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 Oracle Database Software (Linux, zOS):

System Requirements:

  • For systems requirements for this software please refer to the installation documentation on the Oracle media.

OCIO has purchased a campuswide site license for the following Oracle software modules:

  • Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Diagnostics Pack
  • Oracle Tuning Pack

This is available to faculty, staff and students on main and regional campuses for administrative, teaching, research, or community service functions. Commercial use is prohibited. It may not be used on your home computer or for personal use. It is not available for use in the OSU Medical Center for non-medical functions such as patient management and billing. It is available to you while you are affiliated with OSU and must be left with your department or OIT when you leave OSU. You will order software CDs directly from an Oracle MetaLink web site. For authorization to access this site to order CDs you will need OSU's Oracle Customer Support Identifier (CSI). This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 RefWorks (current release): Unix systems, Linux:

System Requirements:

  • Browser, Netscape 6.0 or later recommended.
  • Word processor capable of saving documents in .rtf format.

Please see the description under the HP platform.

 SAS (Version 9.3): Linux:

Eligibilty: Faculty and Staff

Cost: $350/processor

System Requirements:

  • Pentium II or above.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 with SP 1.
  • 64 MB RAM; 8 MB additional each concurrent user.
  • 1.3 GB hard disk space for the entire system and all optional files.
  • Netscape Communicator Rel. 6.2.3 or higher.

The following products are included: Base, AF, ASSIST, CONNECT, EIS, ETS, FSP, GIS, GRAPH, IML, INSIGHT, OR, LAB, QC, SECURE, SHARE, SPECTRAVIEW, STAT, ACCESS Interface to: ORACLE, SYBASE, DB2, MySQL and INFORMIX databases. The server version is available to faculty and staff for use on OSU owned machines located on campus for academic instruction, research and administrative use OR for administrative use and must be returned when you leave OSU. You must state your intended use. SAS Server is available on a per-processor basis. A CPU processor is a single integrated circuit on the motherboard with one or more cores. So, a dual core CPU counts as one CPU. This software is renewable annually each August for a fee. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service. If you are updating to this new version and have already paid for the current year, you will need only to provide identification at the IT Service Desk to borrow the software. This is a Teaching and Research license.

Note: Documentation may be viewed and printed by linking to http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/index.html

 STATA (version 10) Linux:

System Requirements:

  • PC with Pentium class processor.
  • Only 32-bit version offered on Grad Plan.
  • X Windows.
  • 512 MB of RAM; 80 MB free hard disk space.

STATA is an environment for manipulating and analyzing data using statistical and graphical methods. It is an integrated package, not a collection of separate modules. This is available as part of the STATA Corp. Grad Plan, originally administered by the Statistics dept. OCIO is now facilitating distribution at their request. Available to faculty, staff, and students on main and regional campuses and on home computers. If you purchase with your own funds you own the software license. Licenses purchased with OSU funds remain with OSU. To purchase, call 800-782-8272 or go to the STATA site.

The software is ordered either as a download from STATA or as media shipped directly to you. It is no longer picked up at the Buckeye Bar on campus (this is due to a distribution change by STATA).

 System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP, formerly Forefront) Linux:

Eligibilty: Faculty and Staff

Cost: No charge

System Requirements:

  • RHEL 4, 5, 6; Solaris 9 (SPARC) and 10 (x86 and SPARC); SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86), 10, 11
  • 500 MB of hard disk space, 5 GB recommended for SCCM management

Microsoft's System Center Endpoint Protection (formerly known as Forefront) was extened to Linux clients in SCCM 2012 SP1, providing virus scanning and malware protection. OCIO has made the stand-alone client available to customers. This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service

 VMWare:

Through an agreement with OARNet, VMWare is now available at substantial discounts from market cost. Among the products offered are: View Enterprise, View Premier Add-on, ESX Enterprise, Lifecycle Manager, Site Recovery Manager, Mgmt. & Auto. Bundle, Lab Manager, Stage Manager, VirtualCenter, ThinApp Suite, ThinApp Client, Fusion, Fusion Support Pack, Workstation. Please see the OARNet website for ordering instructions and forms. Once reviewed by an OARnet Client Service Representative, your order will be forwarded to VMware representatives, who then will provide you with download instructions and a product key. Once the orders and downloads have been completed, VMware (1-877-486-9273 or vmware-higher-education@oar.net) will be directly responsible for providing you with product support.

The Order Form must be filled out to obtain this software. Questions regarding the Order Form should be directed to OARNet at vmware-higher-education@oar.net, fill the form out and fax it to 1-614-728-8110, Attn: Virtualization Orders.


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