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The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 31st August 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
KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites researchers from across the Kingdom to submit proposals for COVID-19-related research. Recognizing the urgency to address global challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic through scientific discovery and innovation, the University’s Supercomputing Core Laboratory (KSL) is making computing resources—including the flagship Shaheen II supercomputer and its expert scientists—available to support research projects.
Topics may include but are not limited to: understanding the virus on a molecular level; understanding its fluid-dynamical transport; evaluating the repurposing of existing drugs; forecasting how the disease spreads; and finding ways to stop or slow down the pandemic.
Accepted proposals can access the following resources: (1) Shaheen II, a Cray XC-40 supercomputer based on Intel Haswell processors with nearly 200,000 compute cores tightly connected with Aries high-speed interconnect; (2) Ibex cluster, a high throughput computer system with about 500 computing nodes using Intel Skylake and Cascade Lake CPUs and Nvidia V100 GPUs; and (3) KSL staff scientists, who will provide support, training and consultancy to maximize impact. Through 30 June 2020, up to 15% of these resources will be reserved for fast-tracking competitive COVID-19 proposals through the KAUST Research Computing Allocation Committee. Thereafter, such proposals remain welcome and will be considered in the standard process.
Applicants can apply for computing allocations using the COVID-19 Project Proposal form. Please submit the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted proposals will be fast-tracked for processing.
Please contact email@example.com with any inquiries.
Tip of the week:
Substring search option of module command
Using option --substring or simply -S with module avail you can search a module name or a substring in the module name from the available modules on the system. This is at times a convenient way to discover available modules of interest where there are many containing the same substring. E.g. below is an instance where I wish to search all the modules containing substring petsc. Module command will search this substring in all available modules and list the hits:
shaima0d@cdl4:~> module avail -S petsc ----------------------------------- /opt/cray/pe/modulefiles -------------------------------------------- cray-petsc/188.8.131.52 cray-petsc-64/184.108.40.206 cray-petsc-complex/220.127.116.11 cray-petsc-complex-64/18.104.22.168 cray-petsc/22.214.171.124(default) cray-petsc-64/126.96.36.199(default) cray-petsc-complex/188.8.131.52(default) cray-petsc-complex-64/184.108.40.206(default) cray-petsc/220.127.116.11 cray-petsc-64/18.104.22.168 cray-petsc-complex/22.214.171.124 cray-petsc-complex-64/126.96.36.199
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