Sherlock goes container-native
by Kilian Cavalotti
AnnounceIn 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...
Status info at login
by Kilian CavalottiIf 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...
Persistent processes on Sherlock
by Kilian CavalottiThere 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...
Running containers on Sherlock
by Kilian CavalottiHave 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...
Better error messages when submitting jobs
by Kilian CavalottiSherlock 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...
You can now subscribe to Sherlock news and updates
by Kilian CavalottiYou 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...
Hours announced for the SRCF shutdown
by Kilian CavalottiAs 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...
High priority QOS for owners
by Kilian CavalottiToday, 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...
Sherlock now welcomes lab-contributed software
by Kilian CavalottiHave 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...