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[farmshare-discuss] FarmShare maintenance complete

Haben Michael haben.michael at
Sun Sep 24 08:37:14 PDT 2017

Nevermind, I see it's not that the issue came and went, it's that it only
affects some corn machines.

On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Haben Michael <haben.michael at>

> Hi Ling, Did you hear back about this? I briefly had this issue last week,
> then things were working fine through yesterday, then the problem returned
> this morning. farmshare/user_data is a symlink to nothing. There are some
> other kinks also, like both new and old farmshare are having difficulties
> with gridengine.
> On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Ling Liu <lingliu at> wrote:
>> Hi Adam,
>> Every since the power outage, I haven't been able to cd into the
>> user_data directory in Farmshare and yet it works in Farmshare2. It kept
>> saying "no such directory" while I can see it in the parental directory. Am
>> I the only person having this problem? Thanks!
>> Ling
>> On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 5:36 PM, Adam Seishas <aseishas at>
>> wrote:
>>> Both the FarmShare 2 and legacy FarmShare environments have been
>>> returned to service. FarmShare 2 service is slightly degraded pending
>>> additional maintenance on hardware affected by yesterday’s power outage.
>>> During maintenance some new limits on FarmShare 2 compute jobs were
>>> introduced. You must now request a minimum of 96GB of memory (--mem=96G)
>>> when submitting a job to the bigmem queue; this change makes FarmShare
>>> submission requirements more similar to those on Sherlock 2.0. Limits have
>>> also been placed on the number of jobs that may be queued per user: 1024 on
>>> the normal partition, and 64 each on the long, bigmem, and gpu partitions.
>>> In order to encourage proper use of the interactive quality-of service,
>>> jobs submitted to this QoS will receive a modest priority boost. Finally,
>>> some additional limits will be introduced in the next few days that should
>>> give pending jobs more opportunities to run when there is contention for
>>> cluster resources.
>>>>>> *Adam Seishas*
>>> Research Computing Specialist
>>> *Stanford* | University IT
>>> aseishas at · 650.725.7490 <6507257490>
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