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[opensource] Today's free Tech Briefing: FarmShare - Shared Computing Environment

Technology Training djac at
Fri Jan 20 09:47:22 PST 2012

Good morning,

Please join us for today's Tech Briefing on "FarmShare - Shared Computing Environment" in Turing Auditorium from 2-3:30 p.m.

Note: Although this topic is more for the technical crowd, all are welcome to learn more about Stanford's free shared research computing environment.

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Tech Briefings are informal, interactive seminars on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford Community.
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This week's free Tech Briefing:

FarmShare - Shared Computing Environment

Today -- 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111)

PRESENTERS: Jason Bishop & Alex Chekholko, IT Services

FarmShare is Stanford's free shared research computing environment, which will be available to the Stanford Community on January 20.

In this session, learn how to get started with FarmShare (formerly known as "timeshares"), see examples of the format, and learn of FarmShare features, including how it:

- Supports different types of computing tasks 
- Maintains locally installed software on each machine 
- Provides a selection of software, including popular licensed applications 
- Supports long-running, multi-day jobs, as well as parallel processing (via MPI or OpenMP). 
- Includes a Queuing system (Grid Engine)

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