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:

    • Maintenance Session
    • RCAC meeting
    • Tip of the week: CrayPE multi-thread compilers options
    • Follow us on Twitter
    • Previous Announcements
    • Previous Tips

     

    Maintenance Session

    The system will be unavailable from 7am on the 11th of January until 5pm on the 12th of January 2021. There will also be no access to files during this period. This outage will allow us to perform essential upgrades to the datacentre in anticipation of the new project filesystem being installed in the following months. Please let us know (help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa) should this cause any concerns.

     

    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

     

    Tip of the week: CrayPE multi-thread compilers options

           Cray Programming Enviroment (CrayPE) supports link line generation for the multi-threaded versions of the LibSci library based on the OpenMP option the user specifies with each compiler.

    • Cray Compiler, CCE (since 9.0.x and later) uses dynamic linking by default and links to the serial version of the LibSci library. CrayPE will link-in the OpenMP version of LibSci when the CCE flag -h omp (Fortran) or -fopenmp (C, C++) is used.
    • GNU by default links to the serial LibSci library. CrayPE will link-in the OpenMP version of LibSci when the gcc flag -f openmp is used.
    • INTEL by default links to the serial LibSci library. CrayPE will link-in the OpenMP version of LibSci when the Intel flag -qopenmp is used.

     

    Follow us on Twitter

    Follow all the latest news on HPC within the Supercomputing Lab and at KAUST, on Twitter @KAUST_HPC.

    Previous Announcements

    http://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/announcements/

    Previous Tips

    http://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/tip/