Announcements

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 17th September 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the week: Processing large data sets on Shaheen
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 30th September 2020. Please note that the RCAC meetings are held once per month. Projects received on or before the submission

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 10th September 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Shaheen 101 training: September 17th, 2020
  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Reduce the I/O wait time with IOBUF
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

Shaheen 101 Training: September 17th, 2020

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 3rd September 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST Research Team Wins Best Paper Award at EuroPar'2020
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Parsing the jobid for dependencies
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 27th August 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KSL Training
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: I/O Intensive Applications
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 20th August 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Do a scalability test before launching a series of calculations
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 13th August 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week:
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 29th July 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • Application License Server Maintenance by IT
  • EID Holiday
  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Filtering jobs in squeue
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 23rd July 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • EID Holiday
  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Using Burst Buffer for Complex Workflows
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 16th July 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Making the best support request
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 9th July 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Transferring large files with GLOBUS
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 2nd July 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Detecting memory leaks and errors with Valgrind4hpc tool
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 25th June 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Programming Environment update on Shaheen in June 2020
  • RCAC Meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Submitting Many Jobs At Once
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 18th June 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session 22nd June
  • RCAC Meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Memory report
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

Maintence Session 22nd June

Shaheen will be unavailable to run jobs for approximately 1 hour from 09:00 on the 22nd June to allow for an urgent update of the Slurm job scheduler.

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 11th June 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session 22nd June
  • KAUST Reasearch Team Wins 2020 GSC Award at ISC20
  • RCAC Meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Fine tuning of job arrays
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

Maintence Session 22nd June

Shaheen will be unavailable to run jobs for approximately 1 hour from 09:00 on the 22nd June to allow for an urgent update of the Slurm job scheduler.

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 4th June 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Application License Server Maintenance by IT
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Sixth KAUST-ANSYS Workshop
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Why is my job still pending in the queue?
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

Application License Server Maintenance by IT on Thursday, 4th June 2020, 8.00 PM to 4:00 AM 5th June

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 21st May 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics on Shaheen
  • RCAC Meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: The environment variable KAUST_FACILITY
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 14th May 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC Meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week:Creating & controling your module environment
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 7th May 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Backup your important data from /scratch regularly
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The maintenance session scheduled from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May has now been cancelled. We will however be taking the opportunity to run some large scale jobs on Monday.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 30th April 2020

In this newsletter:

  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Launching Containers on Shaheen
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 23rd April 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Cancelling a running job by its name
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 16th April 2020

In this newsletter:

  • New release of Converge
  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Performance Variability
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 9th April 2020

In this newsletter:

System Maintenance

Tip of the Week: MacOS fixing the "can't set locale" message

RCAC meeting

Follow us on Twitter

Previous Announcements

Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 2nd April 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • Application License Server Maintenance by IT
  • Tip of the Week: Large memory workloads on Shaheen and Neser
  • RCAC meeting
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 28th September 2017

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • Shaheen Job Generator
  • Tip of the Week: My KSL
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 16:00 on Monday 16th October until 17:00 on Tuesday 17th October. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 31st May 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Transition of HPC Clusters and Disruption of Services
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • New command - sb_user

Transition of HPC Clusters and Disruption of Services

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 24th May 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Transition of HPC Clusters and Disruption of Services
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Transition of HPC Clusters and Disruption of Services

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 12th April 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Annual Power Maintenance 20-25th April
  • KAUST-ANSYS Workshop on 16th April  2017
  • Shaheen Project proposals
  • Reminder of purge policies on Lustre
  • Tip of the Week: Checking your Shaheen account expiry date
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Annual Power Maintenance 20-25th April 2017

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 29th March 2017

In this newsletter:

  • External connectivity restored
  • Annual Power Maintenance 20-25th April
  • KAUST-ANSYS Workshop on 16th April  2017
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: debug and 72hours queue
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

External connectivity restored

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 22nd March 2017

In this newsletter:

  • KAUST-ANSYS Workshop on 16th April  2017
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Using Python
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

KAUST-ANSYS Workshop on 16th April  2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Computer Lab Room, Level 3, University Library

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 8th March 2017

In this newsletter:

  • HPC Training Tutorials
  • Tip of the Week
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

HPC Training Tutorials

Two days of HPC training tutorials are organized on 15th and 16th March at KAUST:

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 1st March 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Tape Restore Temporarily Unavailable
  • Shaheen Operating on Reduced Capacity
  • HPC Training Tutorials
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Tape Restore Temporarily Unavailable

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 22nd February 2017

In this newsletter:

  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen Operating on Reduced Capacity
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 15th February 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Shaheen returned to service and now fully operational
  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 7th March 2017
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen Operating on Reduced Capacity
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Shaheen returned to service and now fully operational

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 8th February 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Purge policies on Lustre project filesystem
  • Shaheen Queuing Policy
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen Operating on Reduced Capacity
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Purge policies on Lustre project filesystem

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 25th January 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Shaheen Queuing Policy
  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Invitation to the fourth annual Workshop on Accelerating Scientific Applications Using GPUs
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Shaheen Queuing Policy

In order to provide more functionality on Shaheen and at the request of representations made to the RCAC, some changes have been made to the queuing policy:

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 18th January 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • Invitation to the fourth annual Workshop on Accelerating Scientific Applications Using GPUs
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 31st January from 08:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 1st February. There will no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 11th January 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen II Burst Buffer Early Users Access
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 31st January from 08:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 1st February. There will no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 3rd January 2017

Happy New Year

The KSL team would like to wish all of our users a Happy New Year.

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen II Burst Buffer Early Users Access
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Tips

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 31st January from 08:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 1st February. There will no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 7th December 2016

Shaheen Service Resumed

Work on the power and cooling in the data centre is now complete. Shaheen has been returned to full service with all nodes available and no power-capping in place.

Neser Last Day of Operation

Please note this system is now decommissioned.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 30th November 2016

System Maintenance

There will be an extended down time of all systems from 15:00 on 30th November until 17:00 on 6th December. This is for an upgrade to the power and cooling to allow Shaheen to be run at full capacity without power capping. During this period we will not be able to read or respond to any emails sent to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 23rd November 2016

System Maintenance

There will be an extended down time of all systems from 15:00 on 30th November until 17:00 on 6th December. This is for an upgrade to the power and cooling to allow Shaheen to be run at full capacity without power capping. During this period we will not be able to read or respond to any emails sent to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 16th November 2016

System Maintenance

There will be an extended down time of all systems from 15:00 on 30th November until 17:00 on 6th December. This is for an upgrade to the power and cooling to allow Shaheen to be run at full capacity without power capping. During this period we will not be able to read or respond to any emails sent to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 2nd November 2016

System Maintenance

There will be an extended down time of all systems from 15:00 on 30th November until 17:00 on 6th December. This is for an upgrade to the power and cooling to allow Shaheen to be run at full capacity without power capping. During this period we will not be able to read or respond to any emails sent to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 26th October 2016

Data Centre Firewall Upgrade

On 27th October between 17:00 and 21:00, KAUST IT will be upgrading the SCC firewall. As Shaheen is behind this firewall, there will be intermittent access during the upgrade period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 19th October 2016

Data Centre Firewall Upgrade

On 27th October between 17:00 and 21:00, KAUST IT will be upgrading the SCC firewall. As Shaheen is behind this firewall, there will be intermittent access during the upgrade period.

System Maintenance *Updated*

The next scheduled maintenance session on Shaheen requires an extended outage outage from 12:00 on Monday 24th October until 17:00 on Tuesday 25th October. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 13th October

Data Centre Firewall Upgrade

On 27th October between 17:00 and 21:00, KAUST IT will be upgrading the SCC firewall. As Shaheen is behind this firewall, there will be intermittent access during the upgrade period.

System Maintenance *Updated*

The next scheduled maintenance session on Shaheen requires a 24 hour outage from 17:00 on Monday 24th October until 17:00 on Tuesday 25th October, there will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 5th October

System Maintenance

The next scheduled maintenance session on Shaheen is Tuesday 25th October from 08:00 until 17:00, there will be no access to the system during this period.

There will be an extended down time of all systems from 15:00 on 30th November until 17:00 on 6th December. This is for an upgrade to the power and cooling to allow Shaheen to be run at full capacity without power capping. During this period we will not be able to read or respond to any emails sent to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 28th September

Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication is now in operation for the Shaheen login nodes. If you have not already set up 2FA, please follow the instructions at https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/content/two-factor-authentication-shaheen to be able to login.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 21st September

Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication is now in operation for the Shaheen login nodes. If you have not already set up 2FA, please follow the instructions at https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/content/two-factor-authentication-shaheen to be able to login.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 7th September

SCC UPS Battery and Capacitor Replacement

Shaheen will be running at a slightly reduced capacity between 10th and 21st September whilst the Data Centre team works on UPS improvements.

Maintenance Session Tuesday 20th September

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 20th September from 08:00 until 17:00. There will no access to the system during this period.

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