Sherlock changelog

Keep up to date with software updates

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
To 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
Software
Update

Persistent processes on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
There are many cases where having a persistent process (or service) running alongside computing jobs is of great benefit. For instance, when data is stored in a database format to allow for highly efficient queries, jobs that want to...
Scheduler
Documentation

Running containers on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
Documentation
Software
Have you ever wanted to run Docker containers on Sherlock, and skip the hassle of figuring out your application dependencies, installing them, compiling the code, resolving compilation errors, finding missing libraries, or making sure...
Running containers on Sherlock

You can now subscribe to Sherlock news and updates

by Kilian Cavalotti
You can now subscribe to Sherlock news and updates, and automatically receive an email notification when a new post is published here. To subscribe to Sherlock updates, follow the steps below: go to https://news.sherlock.stanford.edu...
Improvement
Update

MySQL on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
Have you ever wondered how you could use a database server on Sherlock? Or wanted to run jobs that query data from a SQL database? Or even better, multiple jobs that would interact with the same database? Have you ever wanted to store...
Improvement
Software
Documentation

Spark on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti
Apache Spark is now available on Sherlock, via the spark module: $ ml spark We also added some new documentation and example job scripts, so if you ever needed to run Spark jobs on Sherlock, please take a look at those and let us know...
Improvement
Documentation
Software

Tensorflow 1.7.0 now available

by Sherlock Team
Tensorflow 1.7.0, which features TensorRT integration, is now available on Sherlock 2.0. You can load it on Sherlock with: $ ml py-tensorflow/1.7.0_py27 > NB: As with all the other Tensorflow modules on Sherlock, Tensorflow 1.7.0...
Software
Update

Sherlock 2.0 limits increased

by Sherlock Team
We started migrating compute nodes from Sherlock 1.0 to Sherlock 2.0, as part of the 2nd phase of the transition process described in the Sherlock 2.0 transition guide. That means that more nodes are now available on Sherlock 2.0, in...
Update

Slurm version update

by Sherlock Team
Slurm has been updated to version 17.02.7. Full changelog is available here
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