The Boost libraries are a collaborative installation effort at NSC.
Boost is a series of de facto standard libraries for C++. They are peer-reviewed, and considered being of high quality. In Boost, you can find classes for high-level datastructures, algorithms, math libraries (BLAS wrappers), and much more.
We provide no modules for Boost, so you will have to give the include path yourself. Typically, the following is enough to use Boost, since most of the libraries are in the form of headers:
g++ -o hello -I/software/apps/boost/1.55.0/build06/include hello.cpp
Boost has Python and MPI support. If you want to use that, you need to load the correct MPI and Python modules to make it work, i.e. the same version as we used to build Boost.