Installing binaries

HOOMD-blue binaries are available in the glotzerlab-software Docker/Singularity images and in packages on conda-forge

Singularity / Docker images

See the glotzerlab-software documentation for instructions to install and use the containers on supported HPC clusters.

Conda package

HOOMD-blue is available on conda-forge on the linux-64, osx-64, and osx-arm64 platforms. Install the hoomd package from the conda-forge channel into a conda environment:

$ conda install -c conda-forge hoomd

Recent versions of conda auto-detect whether your system has a GPU and installs the appropriate package. Override this and force GPU package installation with:

$ conda install -c conda-forge "hoomd=*=*gpu*"


To use Run time compilation on macOS, install the compilers package:

$ conda install -c conda-forge compilers

Without this package you will get file not found errors when HOOMD-blue performs the run time compilation.


Use mambaforge, miniforge or miniconda instead of the full Anaconda distribution to avoid package conflicts with conda-forge packages.