How do I use the MariaDB (MySQL) server?

You must first request a database on the MariaDB (MySQL) server. You can do so by emailing ecst@bucknell.edu and explaining a little bit about your project. You will be provided with a database name, username and password that you’ll then use to connect to your MariaDB. Here is the primary information you’ll need when connecting to your database: […]

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Why am I asked for a keyring password when logging into a Linux system?

The keyring can be used to securely store passwords to various services within your Linux account. Unfortunately for many people, their keyring password is set to some previous Bucknell password that they no longer know. If you don’t know your keyring password, your only option is to delete your keyring and recreate it. Login to your […]

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How much quota do I have on the Linux Computing Cluster?

There are up to three quotas you have to take into account when running jobs on the cluster. Your Linux account, from which you submit your jobs, has a quota. The default quota for this area is 2GB, although some people have requested increases in this quota so your individual quota may be different. You can […]

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How much memory can a job use on the Linux Computing Cluster?

If you plan to use a considerable amount of memory (i.e. more than 8GB), you should specify how much memory your job will use. If you neglect to do so, the accumulation of high memory jobs on an individual compute node can cause any of the following: (1) the node may terminate your job prematurely […]

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How do I use various software packages on Bucknell Linux systems?

Access to many applications and libraries is controlled by the modules utility. The module command allows you to easily manipulate your Linux environment to use various applications and programming libraries, sometimes including older or newer versions than the default. When you need to change your environment you simply load or unload modules. Here a some of […]

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2016 Desktop and Lab Software

2016 Windows Standard Configuration Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Unsupported 16-bit applications may no longer work on a 64-bit environment. Pre-Installed Software This software is already installed on all classroom, lab, desktop, and laptop Windows computers. Adobe Reader current Chrome current Firefox current Internet Explorer Microsoft Office 2013 Word 2013 Excel 2013 PowerPoint 2013 Project […]

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How do I restore a file on the Linux systems (unixspace)?

Every directory on the Linux systems has a hidden directory called .snapshot.  If you go into that (cd .snapshot), you’ll find a list of directories with various dates and times: [student@linuxremote1 ~/.snapshot]$ ls -lu total 1056 drwxr-x–x 104 student student 86016 Sep 25 00:00 daily.2014-09-25_0000 drwxr-x–x 104 student student 86016 Sep 26 00:00 daily.2014-09-26_0000 drwxr-x–x 104 […]

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2014 Desktop and Lab Image Software

2014 Windows Image Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Unsupported 16-bit applications may no longer work on a 64-bit environment. Pre-Installed Software This software is already installed on all classroom, lab, desktop, and laptop Windows computers. Adobe Reader XI Chrome current Firefox current Internet Explorer Microsoft Office 2010 Word 2010 Excel 2010 PowerPoint 2010 OneNote 2010 […]

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Is there scratch space I can use on the Linux Computing Cluster?

You can request local scratch space on the Linux cluster by adding the following flag to your job script: #PBS -l nodes=ScratchSpace This tells the job scheduler to run your job on a system that has local scratch space available.  Please note that currently there is only one node with scratch space, and that each […]

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