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
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Shaheen returned to service and now fully operational

Water pressure issues in the Data Centre forced an emergency shutdown of the Shaheen supercomputer last night. We have now returned the system to full operation. Unfortunately, some jobs were lost due to the sudden shutdown. If your job did not finish and you no longer see it in the queue, you will need to re-submit. We apologise for this further disruption to the Shaheen service.

Maintenance Session Tuesday 7th March 2017

The next scheduled maintenance session will take place from 08:00 until 17:00 on Tuesday 7th March 2017. There will be no access to the system during this time.

HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017

KAUST is proud to be hosting High Performance Computing Saudi Arabia (HPC Saudi), this is the premier regional event in the field, where participants can meet each other, share ideas and experiences, and discuss cooperation and collaboration. This is the seventh HPC Saudi event, and this year it will focus on coordinated efforts for the advancement of the HPC ecosystem in the Kingdom. Please see www.hpcsaudi.org for more information and registration. Please note that registration closes on the 1st March 2017.

Shaheen Operating on Reduced Capacity

Due to maintenance on the UPS system to replace the batteries, Shaheen will be operating on sligthly reduced capacity from 13th Feb 2017 until 12th March 2017. Up to 515 nodes will be offline to reduce power load, this will mean that the maximum size job that can be run during this period is 5643 nodes.

RCAC Meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 28th February 2017. 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 next RCAC meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for March 2017. The detailed procedure and the updated forms are available here:


Any new project allocation will be considered only using the new project proposal template. This should include up-to-date PI and CoPI C.V., list of publications  and optional suggestions and/or exclusions of reviewers.

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