Sherlock changelog

A new interactive step in Slurm

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
A new version of the sh_dev tool has been released, that leverages a recently-added Slurm feature. Slurm 20.11 introduced a new“interactive step”, designed to be used with salloc to automatically launch a terminal on an allocated compute
Improvement
Scheduler

Your Sherlock prompt just got a little smarter

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
Have you ever felt confused when running things on Sherlock and wondered if your current shell was part of a job? And if so, which one? Well, maybe you noticed it already, but we’ve deployed a small improvement to the Sherlock shell prompt
Improvement

3.3 PFlops: Sherlock hits expansion milestone

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, High Performance Computing
Hardware
Event
Sherlock is a traditional High-Performance Computing cluster in many aspects. But unlike most of similarly-sized clusters where hardware is purchased all at once, and refreshed every few years, it is in constant evolution. Almost like a
3.3 PFlops: Sherlock hits expansion milestone

Tracking NFS problems down to the SFP level

by Kilian Cavalotti
Blog
Data
Hardware
When NFS problems turn out to be... not NFS problems at all.
Tracking NFS problems down to the SFP level

Sherlock facts

by Kilian Cavalotti
Data
Improvement
Ever wondered how many compute nodes is Sherlock made of? Or how many users are using it? Or how many Infiniband cables link it all together? Well, wonder no more: head to the Sherlock facts page and see for yourself! > hint: there are...
Sherlock facts

SH3_G4FP32 nodes are back in the catalog!

by Kilian Cavalotti
Hardware
Announce
A new GPU option is available in the Sherlock catalog... again! After a period of unavailability and a transition between GPU generations, where previous models were retired while new ones were not available yet, we're pleased to...
SH3_G4FP32 nodes are back in the catalog!

New GPU options in the Sherlock catalog

by Kilian Cavalotti
Today, we're introducing the latest generation of GPU accelerators in the Sherlock catalog: the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU. Each A100 GPU features 9.7 TFlops of double-precision (FP64) performance, up to 312 TFlops for deep-learning...
New
Hardware

Sherlock 3.0 is here!

by Kilian Cavalotti
Announce
Hardware
It's been a long, long, way too long of a wait, but despite a global pandemic, heatwaves, thunderstorms, power shutoffs, fires and smoke, it's finally here! Today, we're very excited to announce the immediate availability of Sherlock 3...
Sherlock 3.0 is here!

New Sherlock on-boarding sessions

by Kilian Cavalotti
One of the most requested improvements around Sherlock services, that came out of our recent user survey, was for more documentation and more training. This is why, to help new users get familiar with Sherlock's computing environment...
New
Training