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
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
Instant lightweight GPU instances are now availableWe know that getting access to GPUs on Sherlock can be difficult and feel a little frustrating at times. Which is why we are excited to announce the immediate availability of our new instant lightweight GPU instances!
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
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
3.3 PFlops: Sherlock hits expansion milestoneSherlock is a traditional High-Performance Computing cluster in many aspects. But unlike most of similarly-sized clusters where hardware is purchased all at once, and refreshed every few years, it is in constant evolution. Almost like a
Tracking NFS problems down to the SFP levelWhen NFS problems turn out to be... not NFS problems at all.
Sherlock factsEver wondered how many compute nodes is Sherlock made of? Or how many users are using it? Or how many Infiniband cables link it all together? Well, wonder no more: head to the Sherlock facts page and see for yourself! > hint: there are...