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
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.
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
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...