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1 LinkSCEEM-2: A computational resource for the Eastern Mediterranean

2 How it all began  LinkSCEEM-1 project run from – assessment of High Performance Computing (HPC) resources and users in the Eastern Mediterranean countries by HPC resources (status Nov 2012, source Need for additional computational resources (regional survey LinkSCEEM-1) Saudi Arabia - 0.4%, FP7 under Grant Agreement Number:

3 How it all began Conclusions: Main factors that have hindered the development of computational science in the region limited access to HPC resources limited knowledge on HPC inadequate regional connectivity limited awareness of simulation as a scientific tool  LinkSCEEM-1 project run from – assessment of High Performance Computing (HPC) resources and users in the Eastern Mediterranean FP7 under Grant Agreement Number:

4 LinkSCEEM-2 - Establish a HPC EcoSystem in the Eastern Mediterranean  Provide access to HPC resources  Provide training in HPC  Raise awareness for HPC research tools  Bring international expertise into the region FP7 under Grant Agreement Number:

5 Project consortium  Regional research institutions and international centres of excellence in high performance computing (HPC) Coordinator

6 Project objectives  Integrate regional computational resources  Create user support and training programs  Enable research of particular relevance to the region (Climate, Cultural heritage, Synchrotron)  Build strong links to the European Research Area in accord with the European Neighbourhood Policy

7 Project Research Themes  Cross sectional research – performance analysis and optimisation for community codes  Climate – development of atmospheric chemistry climate models to study the Eastern Mediterranean region  Digital cultural heritage – imaging and image processing of regional artifacts  Synchrotron radiation data analysis – synchrotron data analysis and simulation on GPU systems Mediterranean and Middle East hot spot of ozone air pollution Polynomial Texture Mapping of a copy of an ancient coin from Petra, Jordan, depicting Alexander the Great or one of his successors

8 Access to HPC facilities within LinkSCEEM Regionally distributed LinkSCEEM e-infrastructure is being accessed through a joint call  CaSToRC: – Cy-Tera (CPU/GPU cluster) – EUCLID (LinkSCEEM training cluster)  BA: – Sun cluster (CPU cluster)

9 What Resources are available? CyI Cy-Tera: QDR Infiniband network for MPI 350TB GPFS filesystem 30+ Tflop 36 Fermi GPU 12 Core Nehalem 116 dual 12-core nodes 4GB RAM per core BA core nodes Total peak performance 11.8 TFlops Total memory 1.05 TBytes (132 * 8GB) DDR 10 GBbps network Lustre filesystems Storage: 36 Tbyte

10 What are the different types of access?  Preparatory access – up to  10K core hours Call always open (apply here)apply here (a) Code Scalability (6 months) (b) Code Development (6 months) (c) Code Development with support (6 months)  Production access – up to  200K core hours (12 months) Two calls each year (apply here)apply here

11 How do I get access Proposal submission Technical reviewScientific reviewRight to reply Resource allocation through RAC Notification of applicant Proposal submission Technical reviewScientific reviewRight to reply Resource allocation through RAC Notification of applicant Production Access (process duration 2 month) Preparatory Access (process duration 2 days)

12 HPC training opportunities  LinkSCEEM aims to offer training opportunities to new and experienced users  Training efforts focus on – Online training opportunities – LinkSCEEM training events – Educational Access Program 3131

13 Online training opportunities  LinkSCEEM aims at providing permanently available online training content  wealth of online content already available  all content presented here is freely accessible

14 Online training opportunities  Overview of recommended online material – LinkSCEEM training portal (http://www.linksceem.eu/ATutor/login.php)http://www.linksceem.eu/ATutor/login.php – LinkSCEEM lectures (http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/lectures.html)http://www.linksceem.eu/ls2/user-resources/lectures.html – PRACE training portal (http://www.training.prace-ri.eu/ )http://www.training.prace-ri.eu/ – XSEDE User Portal (https://portal.xsede.org/web/xup/online-training)https://portal.xsede.org/web/xup/online-training

15 Supercomputing Training Portal  Attempts to aggregate and filter material into distinct categories  Recommends content within categories  Provides an environment to browse content from categories while remaining within the website Portal Website

16 LinkSCEEM training events  A mixture of events to reach new users and provide training in HPC related topics  9 Annual Events – Four 1-day user meetings – One 3-day general user meeting – One advanced 3-day cross-sectional workshop – One 3-day thematic workshop per field (Climate, Cultural Heritage, Synchrotron Radiation)  Fellowships are offered for all workshops  We aim to offer support that covers all basic cost

17 Educational Access Program  Access to HPC resources for educational purpose  LinkSCEEM offers resources dedicated to this type of access  Euclid is used as the training cluster of the LinkSCEEM Project  Contact us directly at

18 Important dates  Application close for next production access call 2nd March 2014  LinkSCEEM General User meeting in Cyprus June 2014  LinkSCEEM Synchrotron Workshop in Jordan June 2014

19 Thank you! Acknowledgement Funding for LinkSCEEM-2 is provided by DG-INFSO Grant Agreement Number: Call (part) identifier: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES Topic: INFRA : Virtual Research Communities Funding Scheme: Combination of CP & CSA LinkSCEEM group


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