The ROOT system provides a set of OO frameworks with all the functionality needed to handle and analyze large amounts of data in a very efficient way. Having the data defined as a set of objects, specialized storage methods are used to get direct access to the separate attributes of the selected objects, without having to touch the bulk of the data. (Source: http://root.cern.ch/drupal/category/package-context/about)
To run root interactively in a linux environment, run the commands:
module load root root
To see what versions of root are available, run:
module avail root
MSI does not currently support root in a windows environment.