UNIX Systems and Software

Where can I find information on Linux computing resources at Stanford?

The FarmShare service provides Linux facilities for general and research computing to anyone with a full-service SUNet ID. The Shared Computing Environment service page provides more information, and user documentation is available at the

How do I keep a very long process authenticated?

If you need to run a compute job that will take longer than 25 hours, you'll need to keep your AFS credentials (called a token) longer than normal. If your token expires, your job may not be able to read its input data set or write to its output file(s), or it may look like a runaway job and be killed.