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.
Keep up to date with software updatesTo help users stay on top of software changes on Sherlock, we’ve recently introduced a new software updates RSS feed. It’s available from the Sherlock software list page, and you can directly add it to your RSS reader of choice. And if
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
Your Sherlock prompt just got a little smarterHave 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
Tracking NFS problems down to the SFP levelWhen NFS problems turn out to be... not NFS problems at all.