Pixman is a low-level software library for pixel manipulation, providing features such as image compositing and trapezoid rasterization. Important users of pixman are the cairo graphics library and the X server. Pixman is implemented as a library in the C programming language. It runs on many platforms, including Linux, BSD Derivatives, MacOS X, and Windows.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of Pixman are available on OSC clusters:

0.32.6 X*
*Current default version

You can use  module spider pixman to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


Pixman is available to all OSC users without restriction.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

http://www.pixman.org, Open source


Usage on Oakley

Set-up on Oakley

To configure your environment for use of Pixman on Oakley, run the following command: module load pixman. The default version will be loaded. To select a particular Pixman version, use module load pixman/version. For example, use module load pixman/0.32.6 to load Pixman 0.32.6 on Oakley.

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