ParaDiS v2.5.1

ParaDiS is only available to authorised users due to the licensing conditions. This help page is provided as a service to authorised users, but ParaDiS is not generally available. Requests for access to ParaDiS should be made by opening a call with the IT Service Desk


ParaDiS is a free large scale dislocation dynamics simulation code to study the fundamental mechanisms of plasticity. It was originally developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It is written in C (with a little C++) and uses the MPI library for communication between processors. It runs routinely on 100-1000 processors and scalability on 132,000 processors of BlueGene/L has been demonstrated.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load apps/paradis/v2.5.1

An example command to include in your job script:

paradisgen -cubel 1000 -maxseg 400 -nchains 240 -seed 1 -type 4

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

At present there are no previous versions of this application on the BlueBEAR service.

Known Problems & Limitations


Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the ParaDiS website for more information regarding this application.

Last modified: 7 December 2017