Using the SBGrid Environment
Support for Site Administrators
Hardware Support Notes
Support for Developers
The SBGrid Software Suite contains 440+ Scientific software applications for Linux and OS X.
The software can be installed using one of 3 methods:
sbgrid-adminscript is used for Site installation
This is ideal for large labs, shared and departmental installations that use a shared network file storage for their programs. The installation is updated automatically on a monthly basis. This installation is large and can take a long time to install and update.
The MacOS GUI installation manager allows users to select the applications they need when they need them through a MacOS-native graphical application. Applications are updated on a rolling basis and are available to the user at their convenience. Updates are reported when available, but are managed by the user.
The SBGrid CLI tool allows users to choose the titles they wish to install using a command-line driven package manager. Applications can be installed and updated as convenient. Updates are released on a rolling basis and can be installed by the user as necessary. This program can be made automatic or used in manual mode.
Member labs may use any/all of the installation types above for as many Computers as they require.
The SBGrid Software Suite can run on Linux and macOS/OS X machines.
We build and test software under 64-bit CentOS 7. The majority of our Linux users are using the Red Hat / CentOS / Scientific Linux / Fedora distributions. We also have labs using the software with Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuSE. We don't explicitly test the software on these distributions, but it is known to work. We will work to resolve problems reported by users of these Linux distributions.
We officially support the two most recent releases of Red Hat/CentOS/Scientific Linux (currently 7 and 8). Only 64-bit versions of linux are supported (though 32-bit software is included in the collection). As of January 2015, we are no longer updating the 32-bit software branch, though we will work to resolve reported problems. We also have a library of IRIX and PowerPC software. If those titles are needed, make a request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We build and test the programs under the most five most recent OS X releases.