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

Technology Training djac at
Fri Sep 21 09:12:20 PDT 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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This week's free Tech Briefing

FarmShare - Shared Computing Environment

2 - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111)

PRESENTER: Alex Chekholko, IT Services

FarmShare is Stanford's free shared research computing environment, available to anyone with a fully-sponsored SUNetID.

In this session, learn how to get started with FarmShare, see examples of the format, and learn about 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 resource management and scheduling system (Grid Engine)

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