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FarmShare Environments

FarmShare consists of several environments. Use the following guide to determine which environment is best suited for your task.

Low-intensity computing (cardinal.stanford.edu)

The cardinal systems are small, virtual machines best suited for low-intensity tasks including checking email and reading newsgroups, transferring files, or editing web pages. Long-running or compute-intensive jobs found running on these systems may be killed without warning to free system resources for intended tasks; use rice.stanford.edu or submit batch jobs for these instead.

No. of Computers OS Processor RAM Disk
3 Ubuntu GNU/Linux 1-core 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5620 (equivalent) 2 GB 4 GB swap, limited temp

General-purpose computing (rice.stanford.edu)

The rice systems are well-suited for general, interactive computing including most coursework, development, and other common computing tasks. They are also appropriate for long-running and/or compute- or memory-intensive tasks (e.g., mathematical and statistical analysis, physical simulation, parallel programming).

No. of Computers Processor RAM Disk
14 2 x 4-core 2.27 GHz Intel Xeon E5520 48 GB 16 GB swap, 512 GB temp

High-performance computing (wheat.stanford.edu, oat.stanford.edu)

The wheat and oat systems are intended for high-performance, non-interactive, and parallel computing. Like the rice systems, these systems are appropriate for long-running and/or compute- or memory-intensive tasks, but login is not permitted; batch jobs must be submitted from rice.stanford.edu using the Slurm job scheduling system.

See the FarmShare wiki for examples that run on wheat and oat systems.

No. of Computers Processor RAM Disk
5 2 x 6-core 3.07 GHz Intel Xeon X5675 96 GB 8 GB swap, 512 GB temp
10 2 x 8-core 2.6 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 128 GB 8 GB swap, 512 GB temp
2 2 x 8-core 2.6 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 768 GB 8 GB swap, 512 GB temp
10 2 x 8-core 2.6 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3, 1 x NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU 128 GB 8 GB swap, 512 GB temp
Last modified December 21, 2017