Sherlock changelog

ClusterShell on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
Software
New
Ever wondered how your jobs were doing while they were running? Keeping a eye on a log file is nice, but what if you could quickly gather process lists, usage metrics and other data points from all the nodes your multi-node jobs are running
ClusterShell on Sherlock

Job #1, again!

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
This is not the first time, we’ve been through this already (not so long ago, actually) but today, the Slurm job id counter was reset and went from job #67043327 back to job #1.
Event
Scheduler

From Rome to Milan, a Sherlock catalog update

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
Announce
Hardware
It’s been almost a year and a half since we first introduced Sherlock 3.0 and its major new features: brand new CPU model and manufacturer, 2x faster interconnect, much larger and faster node-local storage, and more! We’ve now reached an
From Rome to Milan, a Sherlock catalog update

Keep up to date with software updates

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
To help users stay on top of software changes on Sherlock, we’ve recently introduced a new software updates RSS feed. It’s available from the Sherlock software list page, and you can directly add it to your RSS reader of choice. And if
Software
Update

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