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.

JobID         Partition               Start
------------ ---------- -------------------
67043327         normal 2022-11-05T10:18:32
1                normal 2022-11-05T10:18:32

The largest job id that the scheduler can assign on Sherlock is 67,043,327. So when that number is reached, the next submitted job will be assigned job id #1.

This is the second time this job id reset happens in Sherlock’s history, since it debuted in 2014. The first occurrence happened on May 11th, 2020, just a little under 2.5 years ago.

It took about 6 years to submit the first 67 million jobs on Sherlock, but It’s incredible to realize that it took less than half that time to get to that staggering number of submitted jobs once again, and that it all happened since the beginning of the pandemic.

This is an humbling illustration of Sherlock’s central role and its importance to the Stanford research community, especially over the last few months. This give us once again the opportunity to thank each and every one of you, Sherlock users, for your continuous support, your extraordinary motivation and all of your patience and understanding when things break. We’ve never been so proud of supporting your amazing work, especially during those particularly trying times. Stay safe and happy computing!