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 are some of […]

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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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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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How can students install Xmanager Power Suite on their personal computers?

NOTE: Xmanager Power Suite is a Windows only application.  Mac users can install XQuartz to get a X11 environment. Start the Windows File Explorer Right-click on This PC and select Map network drive… Select an available Drive letter. In the Folder field, enter \\softserve.bucknell.edu\public\XManager6. Check the box labeled Connect using different credentials and click Finish. […]

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How much space do I have on the Linux systems (i.e. unixspace)?

Your Linux files are stored on a file server called unixspace.  Because unixspace has limited capacity, there is a space limitation on the material in your personal space. Note that these are hard quotas, meaning that the system will not allow you to exceed these allocations. The default quota for all accounts is 4GB. Note […]

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Full Support Linux Software

Full Support Library & IT provides full support for software that is widely used across campus. We encourage faculty, staff and students to utilize this software whenever possible. Library & IT’s goal is to provide in-depth information about these applications and will strive to find solutions to technical problems that may arise in their use. […]

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Functional Support Linux Software

Functional Support Functional Support includes software for which there is a smaller user base on campus. Library & IT will provide installation and technical support and familiarity with the software. Library & IT will attempt to resolve all problems not requiring discipline-specific knowledge. If we cannot provide the assistance needed we will direct you to […]

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How do I cancel/delete a job I submitted to the LInux Computing Cluster?

First, retrieve the JOBID for the job you wish to cancel.  See the article regarding how to check the status of a job for more information.  Then, cancel the job using the qdel command: qdel JOBID (where JOBID is some number like 245). For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or techdesk@bucknell.edu. […]

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How do I check the status of a job I submitted to the Linux Computing Cluster?

There are two commands to view the status of jobs running on the cluster, qstat and showq.  Here are the commands and some sample output: [student@linuxremote1 ~/cluster]$ qstat Job id                 Name          User        Time Use S Queue ————————- —————- ———– ——– – —– 103372.clusterhead     helloworld    student         0 R fairshare 103373.clusterhead […]

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