Welcome to KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory

Shaheen II Node Status

Allocated: 2552
Idle: 3614
Other: 8

Total: 6174
Updated 01 December 2021 13:04

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:

    • Application License Server Maintenance by IT on Thursday, 29th July 2021
    • Policy reminder: Account sharing NOT allowed
    • RCAC meeting
    • Follow us on Twitter and YouTube
    • Previous Announcements
    • Previous Tips

    Application License Server Maintenance by IT on Thursday, 29th July 2021, 8.00 PM to 4:00 AM 30th July 

    Due to a scheduled maintenance of the Application License Server by IT on Thursday, 29 July 2021, 8.00 PM to 4:00 AM next day, access to the below applications will be impacted on Shaheen and Neser: Ansys, AtomistixToolKit (ATK), Converge, Eclipse, Intel Compilers, Material Studio, Mathematica, MATLAB, Tecplot and Totalview.  During these maintenance windows, you may face issues with Intel at compilation and errors with the application at runtime.


    Policy reminder: Account sharing NOT allowed

    Once granted, User IDs must NOT be used by anyone other than the person to whom that User ID was issued, as detailed in the Terms and Conditions signed and accepted by the users and PIs. If this condition is breached, the user account will be disabled and PIs, RCAC chair and KAUST IT security will be notified.


    RCAC meeting

    The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is July 31st 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

    Reminder about Terms and Conditions regarding Research Publications:

    • Whenever the results of research conducted on the HPC systems at KAUST are published, or the research involved personnel from KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory (KSL), Principal Investigators (PIs) and authors are required to acknowledge the usage of the HPC systems at KAUST and/or the involvement of KSL personnel in their research in their publications. For example, the following statement could be used: “For computer time, this research used the resources of the Supercomputing Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


    Follow us on Twitter and YouTube

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

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