KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 18th May 2016

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st May

The next maintenance session will be on Tuesday 31st May from 09:00 until 17:00. There will be no access to the system during this period.

Running watch on squeue

Some users are running a watch on squeue to monitor their jobs.

Please refrain from doing this as it places an increased load on the job scheduler.

If you need notice when a job is starting you can ask Slurm to do this within your job submission file, as follows:

#SBATCH --mail-user=your email
#SBATCH --mail-type=ALL  # send mail when starting,ending,failing. Or replace ALL by BEGIN/END/FAIL if you want to be notified only for starting, or ending or fail.

KSL Workshop Series: Boost your Efficiency when Dealing with Multiple Jobs  on  Shaheen II

Tuesday, June 5 10:30 – 12:30 a.m.
SeaView room, Level 3, University Library

In this talk, we will present a set of tools to increase your productivity when dealing with a large number of jobs simultaneously.  A large part of  the time will be dedicated to hands on experiments.  No specific knowledge required.  Bring your own laptop and code!

Seats are limited. Please register your interest at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LYQ3V53

    •    10:30 a.m. - Boost your efficiency when dealing with multiple jobs on Shaheen II
    •    11:00 a.m. - Interactive Exercise on Cray XC40 supercomputer Shaheen II
    •    11:30 a.m. - Q&A with KSL team (bring all your HPC questions).

RCAC Meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 31st May 2016. Please note that the RCAC meetings are held once per month. Projects received on or before this deadline will be included in the agenda for the next RCAC meeting, scheduled to be held in June 2016. The detailed procedure and the forms are available in the following webpage.


Tip of the Week: Development tools available on Shaheen.

Several development tools are available on Shaheen, to help users to debug, profile and optimize their codes.

  • to debug: Allinea DDT, Totalview, atp ,gdb
  • to profile: Allinea MAP, CrayPat
  • to  do in-depth profiling and analyse the performance: Craypat
  • to parallelize a code with OpeMP directive: Cray Reveal 

The materials are available in the following page:




If you need further assistance on the tools, feel free to contact the Computational Scientists at help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa


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