KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 19th October 2016

Data Centre Firewall Upgrade

On 27th October between 17:00 and 21:00, KAUST IT will be upgrading the SCC firewall. As Shaheen is behind this firewall, there will be intermittent access during the upgrade period.

System Maintenance *Updated*

The next scheduled maintenance session on Shaheen requires an extended outage outage from 12:00 on Monday 24th October until 17:00 on Tuesday 25th October. There will be no access to the system during this period.

There will be an extended down time of all systems from 15:00 on 30th November until 17:00 on 6th December. This is for an upgrade to the power and cooling to allow Shaheen to be run at full capacity without power capping. During this period we will not be able to read or respond to any emails sent to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa.

RCAC Meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 31st October 2016. 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 November 2016. 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 C.V. and optional suggestions and/or exclusions of reviewers.


Neser Last Day of Operation

Please note this system will be decommissioned on 30th November 2016.

After this date all data in /project and /home will be deleted. Please ensure that you have transferred any data you wish to retain.


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