KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 22nd February 2017

In this newsletter:

  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen Operating on Reduced Capacity
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements


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

We are pleased to inform you that the full schedule for HPC Saudi 2017 is now available on the web site at www.hpcsaudi.org. If you are attending the tutorials on Wednesday 15th March, please select the sessions you wish to attend here: https://goo.gl/jo8yPJ

Please note that registrations for HPC Saudi close on the 1st March. For non KAUST attendees, in order to expedite security access at KAUST please could you upload a copy of your passport/Saudi ID to our secure upload site: https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/contact-us

Those attendees that have already supplied their ID for accommodation do not need to send their ID again. Also please remember to bring the original document with you on the day.

We look forward to welcoming you to HPC Saudi at KAUST.


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.

Follow us on Twitter

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