Announcements

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 17th September 2020

In this newsletter:

  • RCAC meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the week: Processing large data sets on Shaheen
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

RCAC meeting

The project submission deadline for the next RCAC meeting is 30th September 2020. Please note that the RCAC meetings are held once per month. Projects received on or before the submission

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 18th June 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session 22nd June
  • RCAC Meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Memory report
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

Maintence Session 22nd June

Shaheen will be unavailable to run jobs for approximately 1 hour from 09:00 on the 22nd June to allow for an urgent update of the Slurm job scheduler.

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 11th June 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session 22nd June
  • KAUST Reasearch Team Wins 2020 GSC Award at ISC20
  • RCAC Meeting
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Fine tuning of job arrays
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

Maintence Session 22nd June

Shaheen will be unavailable to run jobs for approximately 1 hour from 09:00 on the 22nd June to allow for an urgent update of the Slurm job scheduler.

 

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 4th June 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Application License Server Maintenance by IT
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Sixth KAUST-ANSYS Workshop
  • KAUST supercomputer Shaheen II joins the fight against COVID-19
  • Tip of the Week: Why is my job still pending in the queue?
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

Application License Server Maintenance by IT on Thursday, 4th June 2020, 8.00 PM to 4:00 AM 5th June

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 7th May 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Backup your important data from /scratch regularly
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The maintenance session scheduled from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May has now been cancelled. We will however be taking the opportunity to run some large scale jobs on Monday.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 23rd April 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • RCAC Meeting
  • Tip of the Week: Cancelling a running job by its name
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 9th April 2020

In this newsletter:

System Maintenance

Tip of the Week: MacOS fixing the "can't set locale" message

RCAC meeting

Follow us on Twitter

Previous Announcements

Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 2nd April 2020

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • Application License Server Maintenance by IT
  • Tip of the Week: Large memory workloads on Shaheen and Neser
  • RCAC meeting
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

 

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 08:00 on Monday 11th May until 17:00 on Wednesday 13th May. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 28th September 2017

In this newsletter:

  • System Maintenance
  • Shaheen Job Generator
  • Tip of the Week: My KSL
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements
  • Previous Tips

System Maintenance

The next maintenance session will take place from 16:00 on Monday 16th October until 17:00 on Tuesday 17th October. There will be no access to the system during this period.

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:

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 18th January 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • 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

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 31st January from 08:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 1st February. There will no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 11th January 2017

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen II Burst Buffer Early Users Access
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Announcements

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 31st January from 08:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 1st February. There will no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 3rd January 2017

Happy New Year

The KSL team would like to wish all of our users a Happy New Year.

In this newsletter:

  • Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017
  • HPC Saudi Arabia 2017: 13th - 15th March 2017
  • Shaheen II Burst Buffer Early Users Access
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Previous Tips

Maintenance Session Tuesday 31st January 2017

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 31st January from 08:00 until 12:00 on Wednesday 1st February. There will no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 30th 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.

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.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 16th 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.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 2nd 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.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 19th October 2016

Data Centre Firewall Upgrade

On 27th October between 17:00 and 21:00, KAUST IT will be upgrading the SCC firewall. As Shaheen is behind this firewall, there will be intermittent access during the upgrade period.

System Maintenance *Updated*

The next scheduled maintenance session on Shaheen requires an extended outage outage from 12:00 on Monday 24th October until 17:00 on Tuesday 25th October. There will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 13th October

Data Centre Firewall Upgrade

On 27th October between 17:00 and 21:00, KAUST IT will be upgrading the SCC firewall. As Shaheen is behind this firewall, there will be intermittent access during the upgrade period.

System Maintenance *Updated*

The next scheduled maintenance session on Shaheen requires a 24 hour outage from 17:00 on Monday 24th October until 17:00 on Tuesday 25th October, there will be no access to the system during this period.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 5th October

System Maintenance

The next scheduled maintenance session on Shaheen is Tuesday 25th October from 08:00 until 17:00, there will be no access to the system during this period.

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.

KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory Newsletter 7th September

SCC UPS Battery and Capacitor Replacement

Shaheen will be running at a slightly reduced capacity between 10th and 21st September whilst the Data Centre team works on UPS improvements.

Maintenance Session Tuesday 20th September

The next scheduled maintenance on Shaheen will be Tuesday 20th September from 08:00 until 17:00. There will no access to the system during this period.