What is BisonNet and how do I get started?

BisonNet is Bucknell’s high performance research computing network. It consists of compute nodes with numerous CPUs, large amounts of memory and graphics processing units (GPUs), as well as storage for both transient and archival storage. The various components are connected via a high speed network, which allows the data to be transferred and shared quickly […]

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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 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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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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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 use Xshell on a Windows system to access a Linux server?

Download and install Xshell, a SSH (Secure Shell) client. This article describes how to get Xshell. Once you get Xshell installed, click on the icon in the Start menu to start the Xshell application. Click the Close button in the Sessions window that appears. In Xshell, enter the following at the Xshell:\> prompt: ssh username@servername where username […]

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