KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 12th November 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • Maintenance Session
  • Tip of the week: Singularity Pull
  • 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.


Tip of the week: Singularity Pull

When executing singularity pull command to pull large images from external repository such as Docker Hub, it is recommended to pull them in /home directory and then move it to your project or scratch directory from where you launch you jobscript.

Also, to allow singularity to use larger space for temporary files while downloading the image blobs set the variable export SINGULARITY_TMPDIR=$HOME . ​


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