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The software for experiments rely on external tools. These packages and tools are referred to as external products, or simply products. Access to external products is provided via Unix Product Support (UPS). UPS supports multiple versions of a product and multiple builds per version.

The User's Guide and Reference for UPS and UPD (Unix Product Distribution) was updated in May 2014, and is available at:

If you notice any errors, bad links, or misinformation, please note them in Errors in UPS/UPD Document.

Some of the things that can be done include:
  1. Install a product via tar.
  2. Determine the flavor of your machine to know what product to use:
  3. List information about products on a distribution node at:
  4. Details on any UPS command:
  5. How to build a UPS product, with a simple example:
  6. Information about Version files: