HOWTO, Dhe-Paganon Lab, DFCI

This is an old wiki page and is out-of-date. It's been retained as some of this information may still be useful.

Site Overview:

Members of the Dhe-Paganon Lab at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute have access to a Linux workstation running a large collection of structural biology software. It shares authentication and data directories.

Lab members can use SBGrid machines in the Eck lab as well.

The lab is located at the Longwood Center building.

Research Computing support is provided by SBGrid.  Pl ease contact SBGrid here.


Name|OS|Hardware Configuration|Location|Notes
sdp1|Sci Linux 6.5|Intel Core i7 at 3.70GHz. 4 cores. 16 GB or RAM. Nvidia Quadro K4000. | Graphics room (Longwood Center)|Last checked: 03/01/2015

Data Backups:

Backups on the linux workstations are performed on a regular basis by the research computing group at DFCI. If you have any questions about backups, need files restored, or have any general issue regarding backups, contact the Research Computing group via this web page: Help Me - DFCI Reseach Computing .

Backups on Macs are managed by SBGrid.  Pl ease contact SBGrid here for more information. Instructions on how to setup your Mac computer can be found here .


A Xerox Phaser 8860 is available for printing near the admin office. If you need your workstation configured for printing,  Please contact SBGrid here .

X-Ray Data Collection:

Plum and Aqua are workstations designated for data collection, and are located in the X-Ray room. These machines have custom local software installs to interact with the Marresearch scanner.

HKL2000 can be accessed and run on Plum and Aqua, and mjel12.

Please contact Mike Eck to obtain guest privileges.

Remote Access:

External SSH access is available at

Networking and General IT Support:

To report problems regarding the network at DFCI, or general computing support, contact the Partners Healthcare Help desk at: (Note: this link only works from a Partners network connection)