Spark 3.1.1-foss-2020b

Spark is Hadoop MapReduce done in memory

Accessing Spark 3.1.1-foss-2020b

To load the module for Spark 3.1.1-foss-2020b please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEARCloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs):

module load Spark/3.1.1-foss-2020b

There is a GPU enabled version of this module: Spark 3.1.1-fosscuda-2020b

BEAR Apps Version




The listed architectures consist of two part: OS-CPU.

  • BlueBEAR: The OS used on BlueBEAR is represented by EL and there are several different processor (CPU) types available on BlueBEAR. More information about the processor types on BlueBEAR is available on the BlueBEAR Job Submission page.
  • BEAR and CaStLeS Cloud VMs: These VMs can have one of two OSes. Those with access to a BEAR Cloud or CaStLeS VM should check that the listed architectures for an application include the OS of VM being used. The VMs, irrespective of OS, will use the haswell CPU type.


  • py4j

More Information

For more information visit the Spark website.


This version of Spark has a direct dependency on: Arrow/0.17.1-foss-2020b foss/2020b Java/11 Python/3.8.6-GCCcore-10.2.0

Required By

This version of Spark is a direct dependent of: hyperopt/0.2.5-foss-2020b

Other Versions

These versions of Spark are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEARCloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

Last modified on 21st May 2021