Getting an account on Shaheen is a three-step process and is detailed below.
- For non-KAUST users, your organisation or department must submit the Organisational Access Application (OAA), establishing a relationship between your home organisation and the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory (KSL). The form should be completed, printed, signed, scanned and emailed to email@example.com. Each external organisation must have submitted a completed Organisation Access Application before its account requests or project proposals can be considered.
- Principal Investigator (PI) must submit a Project Proposal Form describing work to be done and the resources the project will require.
- A Production Project can be allocated significant computing resources. The RCAC reviews each project based on not only the computational readiness reviews but also on scientific readiness reviews by faculty experts in the scientific field of the proposed project.
- A Development Project provides access for system familiarisation, code porting, performance assessment, and other pre-production work. Development projects will not be allocated significant computing resources.
Each user must submit an Individual Account Application (IAA) form, supplying identification information from which we can generate login credentials.
Once the account is created, user will be notified by email and should follow these instructions to login.
Steps 2 and 3 should be done through the KSL Apply website using KAUST portal (Active Directory) credentials. If you are an external user who has used Shaheen II and still have an active portal account, you may use these credentials to access the website. Otherwise, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a scan of your passport photo page in order to obtain your credentials.
The KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory manages three user account entities: organisations, projects, and users. Every Shaheen user must be an official member of at least one project and every project must originate from an approved organisation.