Sherlock changelog

ClusterShell on Sherlock

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
Software
New
Ever wondered how your jobs were doing while they were running? Keeping a eye on a log file is nice, but what if you could quickly gather process lists, usage metrics and other data points from all the nodes your multi-node jobs are running
ClusterShell on Sherlock

Job #1, again!

by Kilian Cavalotti, Technical Lead & Architect, HPC
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.
Event
Scheduler

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

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

New Sherlock on-boarding sessions

by Kilian Cavalotti
One of the most requested improvements around Sherlock services, that came out of our recent user survey, was for more documentation and more training. This is why, to help new users get familiar with Sherlock's computing environment...
New
Training

Job #1

by Kilian Cavalotti
If you've been submitting jobs on Sherlock over the last couple days, you probably noticed something different about your your job ids... They lost a couple digits! If you submitted a job last week, its job id was likely in the 67,000...
Event
Scheduler

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

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

Next scheduled maintenance: Oct. 16

by Kilian Cavalotti
In order to prepare future improvements of the parallel /scratch file system, as well as performing some required work on the scheduler, Sherlock will not be available during the following times: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 - from 8...
Maintenance