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

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

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

A better view at Sherlock's resources

by Kilian Cavalotti
Scheduler
Improvement
New
How many jobs are running? What partitions do I have access to? How many CPUs can I use? Where should I submit my jobs? Any of those sound familiar? We know it's not always easy to navigate the native scheduler tools, their syntax, and...
A better view at Sherlock's resources

Module versions get a facelift

by Kilian Cavalotti
If you're a Sherlock user who often needs to load specific module versions, but don't care or can't remember specific minor version numbers, you're in luck! Starting today, Sherlock allows loading modules via an extended default system...
Improvement
Software

Sherlock goes container-native

by Kilian Cavalotti
Software
Improvement
Announce
In recognition of the fast-moving software landscape and the emerging needs of our users, we're pleased to announce, from the SC18 Supercomputing conference in Dallas, TX, that Sherlock is going container-native. Starting today, users...
Sherlock goes container-native

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