KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 25th January 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Shaheen Queuing Policy
  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Invitation to the fourth annual Workshop on Accelerating Scientific Applications Using GPUs
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Shaheen Queuing Policy

In order to provide more functionality on Shaheen and at the request of representations made to the RCAC, some changes have been made to the queuing policy:

The are now 16 nodes dedicated to a ‘debug’ queue, jobs are limited to a maximum of 2 nodes with a wall clock limit of 30 minutes.
The 72 hours queue now has up to 512 nodes available and the 1 node job limit will be removed from 1st Feb 2017.

Use of the 72 hours queue will be authorised by the RCAC, please note that any current project requiring ongoing access after the 31st January 2017 will be required to submit an application. Please could we request that the PI for a project submits a brief justification along with details of the code they are running to help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be on Tuesday 31st January from 08h00 until noon on Wednesday 1st February. There will no access to the system during this period.

RCAC Meeting

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

Invitation to the fourth annual Workshop on Accelerating Scientific Applications Using GPUs

The KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory is pleased to invite you to attend this event that will take place in the auditorium between building 2 and 3.

Registration is free but required, using this link: https://tinyurl.com/KSL-NVIDIA-4-registration

The event will be followed up by a two-day GPU hack-a-thon in which selected teams of developers will be guided by OpenACC and CUDA mentors from NVIDIA and KAUST to port and accelerate their domain science application to GPU accelerators. Space will be limited to 4-5 teams. Please submit your hack-a-thon proposal using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/KSL-Hackathon-17

Please contact us at training@hpc.kaust.edu.sa if you need further information.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Thanks and best regards,
Saber Feki, Workshop Chair

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

KAUST is proud to be hosting High Performance Computing Saudi Arabia (HPC Saudi), this is the premier regional event in the field, where participants can meet each other, share ideas and experiences, and discuss cooperation and collaboration. This is the seventh HPC Saudi event, and this year it will focus on coordinated efforts for the advancement of the HPC ecosystem in the Kingdom. Please see www.hpcsaudi.org for more information and registration.

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