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
    • Maintenance Session
    • 7th KAUST-NVIDIA Workshop on Accelerating Scientific Applications using GPUs
    • Tip of the week: Improve working efficiency by using alias
    • Follow us on Twitter
    • Previous Announcements
    • Previous Tips


    RCAC meeting

    The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 30th November 2020. 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


    Maintenance Session

    The system will be unavailable between 01.12.2020 1pm and 03.12.2020 5pm.  During this outage, we will perform essential datacentre modification in preparation for the new filesystem. We will also upgrade and patch Shaheen to the latest software levels.

    Please note that access to files will not be possible during this time. Also, persistent burst buffer allocations will be cleared.

    Please get in touch with us at help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa should this cause any issues for your projects.


    7th KAUST-NVIDIA Workshop on Accelerating Scientific Applications using GPUs Session

    The KAUST Supercomputing Core Laboratory (KSL) in collaboration with NVIDIA are pleased to invite you to the 7th annual workshop on "Accelerating Scientific Applications using GPUs". This event provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest advances by NVIDIA in Scientific Computing and Artificial Intelligence as well as showcasing the related KAUST success stories using GPUs.

    The event includes also hackathon and AI competition.

    Registration and more information are available here: https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/GPU-2020


    Tip of the week: Improve working efficiency by using alias

    Very often we need to type the same long commands each time we do the same job. By defining aliases in the .bashrc file, we can greatly improve our working efficiency.

    For example, after logging in Shaheen, very often we need to change your working directory to our /project directory. Instead of typing the full command "cd /project/k1234", we can define an alias "alias cdp='cd /project/k1234'" in the .bashrc file and then use the aliased command "cdp" to change to the directory.


    Follow us on Twitter

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

    Previous Announcements


    Previous Tips