"BGUnix" is intended to serve Bowling Green State University's instructional computing needs. It is designed to share resources among a large number of users and gives priority to smaller jobs. Any current student, faculty or staff member can request a BGUnix account by accessing the BGSU Web Portal.
BGUnix is an X enabled server. BGSU has purchased Hummingbird Exceed and installed it on the Dell systems in Hayes 025 for those who prefer an X Windows connection to BGUnix.
"BGResearch" is another Unix system that is available for those who wish to use Unix for data analysis and other research purposes. Unlike BGUnix, it is not for instructional use. Korn (ksh) is the default shell. BGResearch is optimized for large jobs that take a long time to run. Because the system is designed to support fewer clients, each user has a larger quota. When accounts are issued, they will only be granted to those who need one for research or long-running jobs. This system is also an X enabled server.
- Getting an account
Note: BGUnix was upgraded in January, 2008. Any user who had an account on the older Unix systems already has an account on the new BGUnix system.
- BGUnix FAQs:
-- What is BGUnix? What is it used for?
-- What protocols are supported for BGUnix connections?
-- Why are telnet and FTP protocols no longer supported?
-- What applications are suggested to access BGUnix?
- Using Putty on a PC for SSH Access to BGUnix
- Using Terminal on MAC for SSH Access to BGUnix
- Using Fetch v5 on MAC to Access and Transfer files from/to BGUnix
- Using the bash shell on BGUnix
- BGUnix documentation:
- Software Available on BGUnix
- Other BGUnix documents designed for Computer Science students
- Getting an account
- BGResearch FAQs:
-- What is BGResearch?
-- Who is eligible for a BGResearch account?
-- How do I request an account?
-- How long is my BGResearch account valid?
-- How do I change my password?
-- What methods or procotols can I use to log into my BGResearch account?
-- Where can I find general usage information on my BGResearch account?
-- What software is installed on BGResearch?
-- What if a specific software package is not installed? Can I request it?
- Using the Korn shell (ksh) on BGResearch
- Using SSH/Telnet Connections at BGSU
- Software Available on BGResearch