KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 23rd November 2016

System Maintenance

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 30th November 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 December 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.


Application Licence Server Downtime

Please note the following alert from KAUST IT services:

The below mentioned Applications will not be available from Thursday, 24th November 2016, 8:00 PM to Friday, 25th November 2016, 4:00 AM, due to scheduled maintenance on the Application License Server by KAUST IT. (Operating System upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit)
Affected Applications
ABAQUS, Accelrys, Autocad, Cadence, Comsol-Academic, Geomagic, IDL, Intel-Compilers, LABView, Maple, MATLAB, MENTOR, Minitab, NX-Ideas, Originlab, PGI-1 Compilers, Synopsys, Topspin, Aligner, Bentley, Biowin, ChemCAD, CLCbio, Gabi, Hyperchem, Sigmaplot, Tanner-Ledit, Tecplot, Webots and  Zoo

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