KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 21st January 2021

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • AI users survey
  • Intel AI workshop
  • Tip of the week: Substring search option of module command
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 31st January 2021. 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

AI users survey

As you are aware, the GPU resources at KSL have been in high demand nearing major conference deadlines. For better management of the current resources and planning for future expansions/extensions, it is important for us to keep up with the changing demand in workloads running on these GPU resources. We have designed a GPU workload characterization user survey to capture the state of your workloads. Please spare some time and complete this survey. We also kindly request AI faculty members to circulate the survey link to your students, postdocs and research scientists. Maximizing the number of responses will help us make more informed decisions which serve you well in near and far future. 

Intel AI workshop

KAUST Supercomputing Core Lab and Intel have organized an online envent, “Intel® AI Workshop” to have an indepth overview of the current status of AI ecosystem on Intel CPUs.

The workshop is planned for February 11th, 2021 from 10AM to 5PM and will be delivered online by two Intel experts. For abstract and agenda of this workshop please visit https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/intel_ai2021 

Please fill up this form to register for this online workshop. You will receive a confirmation email with the required details to join the workshops two days prior the event.

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 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 this hits:

shaima0d@cdl4:~> module avail -S petsc
--------- /opt/cray/pe/modulefiles ---------
cray-petsc/3.9.3.0                      cray-petsc-64/3.9.3.0                   cray-petsc-complex/3.9.3.0              cray-petsc-complex-64/3.9.3.0
cray-petsc/3.11.2.0(default)            cray-petsc-64/3.11.2.0(default)         cray-petsc-complex/3.11.2.0(default)    cray-petsc-complex-64/3.11.2.0(default)
cray-petsc/3.12.4.1                     cray-petsc-64/3.12.4.1                  cray-petsc-complex/3.12.4.1             cray-petsc-complex-64/3.12.4.1

 

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