The SBGrid Software Suite is designed to be installed on a single computer at your site, which will then share that installation with all the workstations on your network via NFS. We refer to this computer as the site “master” server.
The master server will require at least 250 GB of free disk space on a case-sensitive file system and must run some variety of UNIX. The installation script will download the software branches you select, and then install a cron job that will run regularly to check for updates.
Click on the following image for a graphic detailing the common configuration of an SBGrid member laboratory:
|Hard Drive Space||250 GB required|
|Operating System||Linux, OS X and other UNIX|
|Privileges||Root account (Linux) or Administrator account (Mac)|
Email email@example.com to request the installation script for the software. Be sure to include the following information in your email:
Once the email has been received and your information has been entered into our system, we will email you a script you will run that will begin the remote installation process. Instructions for running the script will be included in that email, and are reproduced below for reference.
chmod +x sbgrid-admin
ln -s /path/to/sbgrid/installation /programs
For csh and tcsh, add the following line to your ~/.cshrc:
Since the IRIX software branch is frozen and no longer receiving updates, it is not installed and updated in the same manner as the active software branches. In order to install the IRIX software branch, please run:
Note that the IRIX branch is only compatible with tcsh; there is no sh-compatible configuration for this branch.