Sherlock changelog

A new interactive step in Slurm

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
A 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
Improvement
Scheduler

Your Sherlock prompt just got a little smarter

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
Have you ever felt confused when running things on Sherlock and wondered if your current shell was part of a job? And if so, which one? Well, maybe you noticed it already, but we’ve deployed a small improvement to the Sherlock shell prompt
Improvement

Tracking NFS problems down to the SFP level

by Kilian Cavalotti
Blog
Data
Hardware
When NFS problems turn out to be... not NFS problems at all.
Tracking NFS problems down to the SFP level

Sherlock facts

by Kilian Cavalotti
Data
Improvement
Ever 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...
Sherlock facts

Secure TensorBoard sessions with Sherlock OnDemand

by Kilian Cavalotti
Software
Improvement
If you're into machine learning (and who isn't these days?), you probably know all about TensorBoard already. If you don't, TensorBoard is TensorFlow's visualization toolkit. It provides the visualization and tooling needed for machine...
Secure TensorBoard sessions with Sherlock OnDemand

Adventures in storage

by Kilian Cavalotti
_This is part of our blog series about behind-the-scenes things we do on a regular basis on Sherlock, to keep it up and running in the best possible conditions for our users. Now that Sherlock's old storage system has been retired, we...
Blog
Hardware
Data

A newer, faster and better /scratch

by Kilian Cavalotti
As we just announced, Sherlock now features a brand new storage system for /scratch. But what was the old system, what does the new one look like, and how did the move happen? Read on to find out! The old Since its early days, Sherlock...
Data
Hardware
New

More scratch space for everyone!

by Kilian Cavalotti
Announce
Data
Today, we're super excited to announce several major changes to the /scratch filesystem on Sherlock. What's /scratch already? /scratch is Sherlock's temporary, parallel and high-performance filesystem. It's available from all the...
More scratch space for everyone!

More (and easier!) GPU scheduling options

by Kilian Cavalotti
New
Scheduler
Improvement
GPU scheduling is now easier and more powerful on Sherlock, with the addition of new job submission options especially targeted at GPU workloads. The most visible change is that you can now use the --gpus option when submitting jobs...
More (and easier!) GPU scheduling options