Software Directory for Sun Computers

(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.

Software Available:

Maple MATLAB 2009b Oracle Database Software
RefWorks Current Release SAS VMWare

 Maple (version 17):

Eligibility: Faculty/Staff on OSU-owned machines on main and regional campuses, home use allowed. GRA/GTA home use permitted only on on-campus machines (campus housing).

Cost: No cost for license

System Requirements:

  • Oracle SPARC Solaris 10
  • 2 GB RAM, 2 GB of free hard disk space.

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.

Additionally, 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 2009b (version 7.9) :

System Requirements:

  • Sun UltraSPARC
  • Solaris 10 and higher.
  • 1024 MB of Ram, 725 MB of hard disk space for MATLAB only and the online Help files.
  • Access to both the C++ and FORTRAN compilers if building MEX files.
  • See http://www.mathworks.com/support/sysreq/current_release/unix.html for supported compilers.
  • X Windows X11R6.
  • This is the last supported release for Solaris The vendor has discontinued all Solaris support.

MATLAB is a part of Mathworks R2009b and 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
  • Communication Systems 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.

This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 Oracle Database Software:

The Office of the Chief Information Officer 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). This software may be requested through the Order Services link of OCIO Self Service.

 RefWorks (current release):

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.

 SAS (Version 9.3) Solaris 8 or later:

Eligibility: Faculty/Staff on OSU-owned machines on main and regional campuses

Cost: $350/processor

System Requirements:

  • 96 MB RAM 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 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. 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

 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.


CONTACT: For questions concerning this web page, please contact software@osu.edu or 614-688-HELP.