Setting up dropbox

Follow the instructions here. i.e. you will want to:

  1. execute cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf
  2. execute ~ /.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
  3. Download the python script at put it somewhere handy

Getting to qft from home.

  1. First login to or
  2. Goto headnode (qft1)
  3. If you need an intereactive shell use qsub -I otherwise submit batch jobs.

Queuing system

  1. We use Torque / Maui .
  2. Documentation here.


  1. charybde and scylla are literally restarted once a week. (??)
  2. Learn to use screen. a. man page: here b. some tutorials: here and here


  • Learn how to use ssh.