Sherlock goes full flashWhat could be more frustrating than anxiously waiting for your computing job to finish? Slow I/O that makes it take even longer is certainly high on the list. But not anymore! Fir, Sherlock’s scratch file system, has just undergone a major
A brand new Sherlock OnDemand experienceStanford Research Computing is proud to unveil Sherlock OnDemand 3.0, a cutting-edge enhancement to its computing and data storage resources, revolutionizing user interaction and efficiency.
Final hours announced for the June 2023 SRCF downtimeAs previously announced, the Stanford Research Computing Facility (SRCF), where Sherlock is hosted, will be powered off during the last week of June, in order to safely bring up power to the new SRCF2 datacenter.
Sherlock will not be
A new tool to help optimize job resource requirementsIt’s not always easy to determine the right amount of resources to request for a computing job. Making sure that the application will have enough resources to run properly, but avoiding over-requests that would make the jobs spend too much
SRCF is expandingIn order to bring up a new building that will increase data center capacity, a full SRCF power shutdown is planned for late June 2023. It’s expected to last about a week, and Sherlock will be unavailable during that time.
More free compute on Sherlock!
ImprovementWe’re thrilled to announce that the free and generally available normal partition on Sherlock is getting an upgrade!
With the addition of 24 brand new SH3_CBASE.1 compute nodes, each featuring one AMD EPYC 7543 Milan 32-core CPU and 256 GB
Job #1, again!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.
From Rome to Milan, a Sherlock catalog updateIt’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
A new interactive step in SlurmA 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