In this newsletter:
- RCAC meeting
- KSL Training
- KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
- Tip of the Week: I/O Intensive Applications
- Follow us on Twitter
- Previous Announcements
- Previous Tips
The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 31st August 2020. 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
We are glad to announce that KSL scientists will resume offering training sessions online to Shaheen users with a rich program ranging from introductory training for the essentials to get started on Shaheen, specifically tailored for new comers as well as a refresh, to more advanced topics in programming, applications and best practices to efficently use HPC capabilities of Shaheen supercomputer. Please stay tuned with announcements for the upcoming training sessions. For now, you can refer to our previously offered training in this link, and contact us at email@example.com for any inquiries or sugguestions for future training.
KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites researchers from across the Kingdom to submit proposals for COVID-19-related research. Recognizing the urgency to address global challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic through scientific discovery and innovation, the University’s Supercomputing Core Laboratory (KSL) is making computing resources—including the flagship Shaheen II supercomputer and its expert scientists—available to support research projects.
Topics may include but are not limited to: understanding the virus on a molecular level; understanding its fluid-dynamical transport; evaluating the repurposing of existing drugs; forecasting how the disease spreads; and finding ways to stop or slow down the pandemic.
Accepted proposals can access the following resources: (1) Shaheen II, a Cray XC-40 supercomputer based on Intel Haswell processors with nearly 200,000 compute cores tightly connected with Aries high-speed interconnect; (2) Ibex cluster, a high throughput computer system with about 500 computing nodes using Intel Skylake and Cascade Lake CPUs and Nvidia V100 GPUs; and (3) KSL staff scientists, who will provide support, training and consultancy to maximize impact. Through 30 June 2020, up to 15% of these resources will be reserved for fast-tracking competitive COVID-19 proposals through the KAUST Research Computing Allocation Committee. Thereafter, such proposals remain welcome and will be considered in the standard process.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Tip of the week: I/O Intensive Applications
Users with I/O intensive applications, i.e. reading and/or writing files to the Lustre parallel filesystem intensively, have a variety of tools and resources available to improve the performance of their applications:
- The best practices for I/O, you could visit our previously offered I/O training workshop covering a variety of topics including I/O profiling, application examples, and more
- Use of Burst Buffer for I/O acceleration: check out our Tutorial presented at IXPUG Conference
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