Sherlock changelog

A better view at Sherlock's resources

by Kilian Cavalotti
Scheduler
Improvement
New
How many jobs are running? What partitions do I have access to? How many CPUs can I use? Where should I submit my jobs? Any of those sound familiar? We know it's not always easy to navigate the native scheduler tools, their syntax, and...
A better view at Sherlock's resources

When setting an environment variable gives you a 40x speedup

by Kilian Cavalotti
Blog
Improvement
Today, we'd like to share some of our recent work on Sherlock that allowed a pretty significant speedup when listing files in directories with a lot of entries. > Unlike our usual announcements, this post is more of a behind-the-scenes...
When setting an environment variable gives you a 40x speedup

Module versions get a facelift

by Kilian Cavalotti
If you're a Sherlock user who often needs to load specific module versions, but don't care or can't remember specific minor version numbers, you're in luck! Starting today, Sherlock allows loading modules via an extended default system...
Improvement
Software

Out with the old, in with the new!

by Kilian Cavalotti
It's been a little over five years since Sherlock first entered production and ran its first jobs. A lot of time has passed, and with it, Sherlock grew ten-fold, its user base exploded and technology trends evolved significantly. The...
Hardware
Announce

New GPU node available on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
New
Hardware
There's a new GPU node in the gpu partition! It's notable for a list of reasons. This is the first node on Sherlock to feature both: the latest generation of Intel CPUs (Skylake), the latest generation of computing-optimized NVIDIA GPUs...
New GPU node available on Sherlock

A better way to check quotas on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
New
Improvement
We're very pleased to introduce a new way to check data usage on Sherlock, all from a single command, and using an hopefully simpler way to display information than before. Introducing sh_quota sh_quota, the new quota checking tool for...
A better way to check quotas on Sherlock

Next scheduled maintenance: Feb. 5

by Kilian Cavalotti
Sherlock will not be available on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 from 8:00am to 6:00pm. System maintenance and upgrades will be performed during this time. Access to Sherlock will be unavailable, logins will be disabled and jobs won't run...
Maintenance

Sherlock OnDemand

by Kilian Cavalotti
New
Announce
Today, we're announcing Sherlock OnDemand, a brand new way to use the Sherlock cluster. Hot on the heels of the SC18 Supercomputing Conference, and right in time for the long Thanksgiving week-end, we thought that a good way to thank...
Sherlock OnDemand

Next scheduled maintenance: Nov. 28

by Kilian Cavalotti
Sherlock will not be available on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 from 8:00am to 6:00pm. System maintenance and upgrades will be performed during this time. Access to Sherlock will be unavailable, logins will be disabled and jobs won't...
Maintenance