General Information

Software at DESY

DESY offers a central collection of software for both its strategic operating system platforms Linux and Windows. This has proven very effective since the knowledge concerning the characteristics of the software is concentrated at a particular spot. You can find further information about alternative methods to obtain software here. Please note DESY offers only limited support for manually installed software.


Under Windows the supported software is centrally distributed by our distribution application "NetInstall" and locally installed onto your computer.

You can find a collection of the available software here.


Under Linux the software is provided over the AFS via network installation or is locally installed.

Getting Help & Support

As a matter of priority, support is provided primarily for the software obtained through the central distribution mechanisms described above.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the use of software distributed by DESY, feel free to contact our User Consulting Office (UCO).