SBGrid provides comprehensive system administration support for Linux computers in the Kahne lab. Authentication is local to the workstations. One workstation serves the software tree via NFS to the other workstation.

Get Help

For general questions, email SBGrid at help@sbgrid.org and include your name and the name of your lab. Email questions about your software installation to bugs@sbgrid.org.

New lab members should contact help@sbgrid.org to complete their initial setup.



Linux computers authenticate locally and data directories can be accessed only from within the lab. Home directories are located at /home/<username>. The shared data directory is located at /shared. SBGrid's comprehensive collections of structural biology applications is located in the /programs directory.

If you need remote access, please contact help@sbgrid.org.

Data is backed up to a local drive that the lab administrator manages.

Networking and General IT Support

To report Harvard University network problems or for general computing support, contact the Harvard University help desk or FAS research computing and cc SBGrid in your email.