Welcome to KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory

KAUST Supercomputing Lab (KSL)'s mission is to inspire and enable scientific, economic and social advances through the development and application of HPC solutions, through collaboration with KAUST researchers and partners, and through the provision of world-class computational systems and services.

  • Offering world-class HPC and data resources in a fashion that stimulates research and development.
  • Assisting KAUST researchers and partners to exploit the HPC resources at KAUST with a combination of training, consultation and collaboration.
  • Collaborating with KAUST researchers in the joint development of HPC solutions that advance the scientific knowledge in the disciplines strategic to KAUST mission.
  • Growing HPC capability at KSL over time to meet the future needs of the KAUST community.



  • In this newsletter:

    • RCAC meeting
    • AI users survey
    • Intel AI workshop
    • Tip of the week: Substring search option of module command
    • Follow us on Twitter
    • Previous Announcements
    • Previous Tips


    RCAC meeting

    The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 31st January 2021. Please note that the RCAC meetings are held once per month. Projects received on or before the submission deadline will be included in the agenda for the subsequent RCAC meeting. The detailed procedures, updated templates and forms are available here: https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/account-applications

    AI users survey

    As you are aware, the GPU resources at KSL have been in high demand nearing major conference deadlines. For better management of the current resources and planning for future expansions/extensions, it is important for us to keep up with the changing demand in workloads running on these GPU resources. We have designed a GPU workload characterization user survey to capture the state of your workloads. Please spare some time and complete this survey. We also kindly request AI faculty members to circulate the survey link to your students, postdocs and research scientists. Maximizing the number of responses will help us make more informed decisions which serve you well in near and far future. 

    Intel AI workshop

    KAUST Supercomputing Core Lab and Intel have organized an online envent, “Intel® AI Workshop” to have an indepth overview of the current status of AI ecosystem on Intel CPUs.

    The workshop is planned for February 11th, 2021 from 10AM to 5PM and will be delivered online by two Intel experts. For abstract and agenda of this workshop please visit https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/intel_ai2021 

    Please fill up this form to register for this online workshop. You will receive a confirmation email with the required details to join the workshops two days prior the event.

    Tip of the week: Substring search option of module command

    Using option --substring or simply -S with module avail you can search a module name or a substring in the module name from the available modules on the system. This is at times convenient way to discover available modules of interest where there are many containing the same substring. E.g. below is an instance where I wish to search all the modules containing substring petsc. Module command will search this substring in all available modules and list this hits:

    shaima0d@cdl4:~> module avail -S petsc
    --------- /opt/cray/pe/modulefiles ---------
    cray-petsc/                      cray-petsc-64/                   cray-petsc-complex/              cray-petsc-complex-64/
    cray-petsc/            cray-petsc-64/         cray-petsc-complex/    cray-petsc-complex-64/
    cray-petsc/                     cray-petsc-64/                  cray-petsc-complex/             cray-petsc-complex-64/


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