Sherlock changelog

Sherlock goes container-native

by Kilian Cavalotti
Software
Improvement
Announce
In recognition of the fast-moving software landscape and the emerging needs of our users, we're pleased to announce, from the SC18 Supercomputing conference in Dallas, TX, that Sherlock is going container-native. Starting today, users...
Sherlock goes container-native

Status info at login

by Kilian Cavalotti
If you recently logged in, you probably already noticed it: now, when you connect to Sherlock, you can see some new status information displayed right before your command prompt. New status information at login At login, you'll know...
New
Improvement

Persistent processes on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
There are many cases where having a persistent process (or service) running alongside computing jobs is of great benefit. For instance, when data is stored in a database format to allow for highly efficient queries, jobs that want to...
Scheduler
Documentation

Running containers on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
Documentation
Software
Have you ever wanted to run Docker containers on Sherlock, and skip the hassle of figuring out your application dependencies, installing them, compiling the code, resolving compilation errors, finding missing libraries, or making sure...
Running containers on Sherlock

Better error messages when submitting jobs

by Kilian Cavalotti
Sherlock now offers a better and more complete explanation when a job submission is rejected by the scheduler. What does it look like? In the most common cases, jobs that don't meet the requirements for the partition they're submitted...
Improvement
Scheduler

You can now subscribe to Sherlock news and updates

by Kilian Cavalotti
You can now subscribe to Sherlock news and updates, and automatically receive an email notification when a new post is published here. To subscribe to Sherlock updates, follow the steps below: go to https://news.sherlock.stanford.edu...
Improvement
Update

Hours announced for the SRCF shutdown

by Kilian Cavalotti
Announce
Maintenance
As previously announced, the Stanford Research Computing Facility (SRCF) will undergo major power maintenance over the Labor Day week-end (Sep. 1-3, 2018). Because it's hosted in that datacenter, Sherlock will not be available for login...
Hours announced for the SRCF shutdown

High priority QOS for owners

by Kilian Cavalotti
Today, we're introducing a new high-priority QOS for owner partitions. In groups which have purchased their own compute nodes on Sherlock, users can now submit jobs to their group partition using the --qos=high_p option: it will give...
Improvement
Scheduler

Sherlock now welcomes lab-contributed software

by Kilian Cavalotti
Have you ever spent hours compiling and tuning software, put together a complex workflow combining multiple software parts, or just installed the latest version of the brand new software tools you're developing on Sherlock? And wondered...
Software
Announce
New