Using the SBGrid Environment
Support for Site Administrators
Support for Developers
Hardware Support Notes
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 500 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.
Software installation and update are initiated from your local server at your site and downloaded from our servers. http is used to query our servers to check for update, and rsync is used to download the updates. Outbound HTTP, and RSYNC is necessary.
|Hard Drive Space||~1 Tb recommended for full installation|
|Operating System||Linux, OS X and other UNIX|
|Privileges||Root account (Linux) or Administrator account (Mac)|
|network||Outbound http, rsync (ports 80 and 873, 8080)|
|shared files||15 Gb|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the installation script for the software. Be sure to include the following information in your email:
* Lab Name * Types of computers on site: Linux, OS X Intel * The names and email addresses of lab members that will use the software. One user may be designated to receive the majority of our correspondence if you would prefer not to hear from us too often.
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.
A site installation is performed using the sbgrid-admin utility.
chmod +x sbgrid-admin
ln -s /path/to/sbgrid/installation /programs
. /programs/sbgrid.shrcFor 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.