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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 to free system resources for intended tasks; use corn.stanford.edu or barley.stanford.edu for these instead.

No. of ComputersModelOSProcessorRAMDisk
3 VMware Ubuntu GNU/Linux 1-core 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5620 (equivalent) 2 GB 4 GB swap, limited temp

General-purpose computing (corn.stanford.edu)

The corn 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 ComputersModelOSProcessorRAM Disk
30 Sun Blade X6240 Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8-core 2.7 GHz AMD Opteron (2384) 32 GB 10 GB swap, 75 GB temp

High-performance computing (barley.stanford.edu)

The barley systems are intended for high-performance, non-interactive, and parallel computing. Like corn systems, barley systems are appropriate for long-running and/or compute- or memory-intensive tasks, but login is not permitted; batch jobs must be submitted from corn.stanford.edu using a queuing system.

See the FarmShare wiki for examples that run on the  barley systems.

No. of ComputersModelOSProcessorRAMDisk
19 ProLiant DL165 G7 Ubuntu GNU/Linux 24-core 2.1 GHz AMD Opteron (6172) 96 GB 10 GB swap, 400 GB temp, 7 TB GlusterFS (shared)
1 ProLiant DL165 G7 Ubuntu GNU/Linux 24-core 2.1 GHz AMD Opteron (6172) 192 GB 10 GB swap, 400 GB temp, 7 TB GlusterFS (shared)
Last modified July 6, 2012