KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 11th February

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • AI users survey
  • Tip of the week: MATLAB on Neser
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips


RCAC meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 28 February 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

AI users survey

As you are aware, the GPU resources at KSL have been in high demand nearing major conference deadlines. For better management of the current resources and planning for future expansions/extensions, it is important for us to keep up with the changing demand in workloads running on these GPU resources. We have designed a GPU workload characterization user survey to capture the state of your workloads. Please spare some time and complete this survey. We also kindly request AI faculty members to circulate the survey link to your students, postdocs and research scientists. Maximizing the number of responses will help us make more informed decisions which serve you well in near and far future. 


Tip of the week: MATLAB on Neser

Some users need to perform MATLAB based data analysis on large simulation data that is produced on Shaheen. It might be quite time consuming to copy data either to IBEX or a workstation for running MATLAB. You can avoid copying of data by running MATLAB from Neser. Neser and Shaheen share the same filesystem. Please note that it is highly recommended to use MATLAB in batch mode on any cluster or supercomputer. Here are the steps that will allow you to run your first MATLAB test on Neser. Once the test is running, you can then modify the *.m file and job script according to your needs.


            1) Send an email to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa and ask to be added to the  "matlab" group (only KAUST students/employees can use this license)

            2) Login to Neser (from Shaheen execute "ssh neser")

            3) Go to your Shaheen directory (same filesystem as Shaheen)

            4) cp -r /sw/css/matlab/test_case/ .​

            5) cd test_case

            6) sbatch job.sh


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