Out with the old, in with the new!
by Kilian CavalottiIt'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...
by Kilian CavalottiToday, 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
MySQL on Sherlock
by Kilian CavalottiHave you ever wondered how you could use a database server on Sherlock? Or wanted to run jobs that query data from a SQL database? Or even better, multiple jobs that would interact with the same database? Have you ever wanted to store...
Farewell Sherlock 1.0 👋
by Kilian Cavalotti Retiring Sherlock 1.0 The day has come to say goodbye to Sherlock 1.0. After almost 4 years of service, the Sherlock 1.0 environment has definitely been retired. Starting today, when you connect to the Sherlock 1.0 login nodes (with...