KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 29th June

KSL in the News

Our new Director - https://corelabs.kaust.edu.sa/News/jysoo-lee

Article on Shaheen II - http://insidehpc.com/2016/06/kaust-empowers-researchers-to-think-big/

Shaheen 2, ranked 10 in the new TOP500:

KSL Workshop Series: Introduction to Parallel Computing on Shaheen II

Thursday, 14th July from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

SeaView room, Level 3, University Library

The aim of this course is to give new users of Shaheen II an introductory overview of the system and its usage, and to help them make efficient use of their allocated resources.

Seats are limited. Please register your interest at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7JZ5S76

    •    10:00 a.m. - Overview of Shaheen II
    •    10:10 a.m. - Shaheen II Architecture
    •    10:40 a.m. - Programming Environment
    •    11:00 a.m. - Programming with MPI
    •    11:30 a.m. - Performance Tuning
    •    12:00 p.m. - Application Software
    •    12:15 p.m. - Job Scheduler Commands (Slurm)

Eid Al-Fitr Holiday, 3rd-7th July

Please note that there is no coverage over Eid, but KSL’s supercomputer will be operating. Please continue to send us your requests by emailing help@hpc.kaust.edu.sa and we will respond to your tickets after the Eid break.

Maintenance Session Tuesday 2nd August

The next maintenance session will be on Tuesday 2nd August from 09:00 until 17:00. There will be no access to the system during this period.

RCAC Meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 30th June 2016. Please note that the RCAC meetings are held once per month. Projects received on or before this deadline will be included in the agenda for the next RCAC meeting, scheduled to be held in July 2016. The detailed procedure and the forms are available here:


Tip of the Week: Get started with Shaheen flyer

Are you afraid of the many pages of documentation covering Supercomputer usage?  A two page flyer summarising basic commands and important information to effectively use Shaheen Cray XC40 is available via the following link:



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