Announcements, 7th April 2015

Power Outage Thursday 9th April to Monday 13th April

In preparation for the introduction of the new Cray supercomputer, there will be a site-wide power outage to the Data Centre currently housing Shaheen1 and Neser. All services, including Shaheen and Neser, will be shut down from 16:00 on Thursday 9th April until approximately 11:00 on Monday 13th April.

We apologise for the late notice and for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Introduction to Visualization Webcast Training

KAUST Supercomputing Lab (KSL) and KAUST Visualization Lab (KVL) are hosting on Friday 17th April 2015, a live webcast training in the library computer room from 5pm - 1am. In this one-day class, TACC Vis Staff will present information via webcast on available visualization resources. Training on the use of remote visualization software to visualize data sets generated on HPC systems will be provided. A review of the scientific visualization process and an overview of the visualization software available will also be provided.

A workshop is scheduled at the end of the day where in-person attendees who have brought their own laptops with Paraview 4.2.0 and/or Visit 2.8.1 installed, will be able to work on their own data with KSL/KVL staff assistance. Paraview and Visit are available via the KAUST IT Managed Software Center software.

Please complete the survey at in order to register.


17:00 – 18:00 Introduction to Scientific Visualisation
18:00 – 18:15 Break
18:15 – 19:00 Introduction to Information Visualisation
19:00 – 20:15 Paraview
20:15 – 21:15 Lunch
21:15 – 22:30 Visit
22:30 – 22:45 Break
22:45 – 23:15 Remote Visualisation
23:15 – 23:45 Parallel Visualisation
23:45 – 00:45 Workshop

Samar Asseri (KSL),
Bilel Hadri (KSL),
Madhu Srinivasan (KVL)
Glendon Holst (KVL)

Tip of the Week: Find Command

It is very common to use the find command to search for files from command line on Linux/Unix systems. Find will search any set of directories you specify for files that match the supplied search criteria. You can search files by name, owner, group, type, permissions, date and other criteria. The syntax is:

find where-to-look criteria what-to-do

To search all pathname for all files in the current directory and all subdirectories:

find .

To search for any files named foo and display their pathnames in the user's directory:

find $HOME -name foo

If find doesn’t locate any matching files, it produces no output.

You can specify as many places to search as you wish:

find /tmp /var/tmp . $HOME -name foo

More features can be found by typing man find and visiting this link

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