KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 28th January 2021

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • Shaheen 101 Tutorial
  • AI users survey
  • Intel AI workshop
  • Tip of the week: Verbose Mode of ssh and scp
  • 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


Shaheen101 Training

KAUST Supercomputing Lab invites you to attend the “HPC 101 Shaheen II Training”, on Tuesday, 2 February 2021 online via Zoom.

The aim of this course is to give users of Shaheen II, Cray XC40 supercomputer, an introductory overview of the system and its usage, and to help them make efficient use of their allocated resources. Changes and new features on Shaheen will be also discussed.

The agenda is available here: https://www.hpc.kaust.edu.sa/hpc-101-shaheen-spring-2021

Please register here: https://hpc.kaust.link/Shaheen101_Spring21_Register


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: Verbose Mode of ssh and scp

Sometimes we face problems when using "ssh" to log in to Shaheen or using "scp" to transfer data. In order to track down the problem, you may need to switch on the verbose mode of "ssh" and "scp" commands via the option "-v" ("-vv" for more details, and "-vvv" for even more details): ssh -v YourUserName@shaheen.hpc.kaust.edu.sa.


Follow us on Twitter

Follow all the latest news on HPC within the Supercomputing Lab and at KAUST, on Twitter @KAUST_HPC.

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