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Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Report on SESAME-LinkSCEEM HPC Roadshow at Jordan University for Science and Technology (JUST)

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Date & Location: Sunday May 4, 11:00 AM, JUST Campus, Salah-Eldeen Auditorium, Irbid, Jordan
Hosted by: Faculty of Computer & Information Technology (CIT)


This roadshow was in continuation of LinkSCEEM project regional activities. It took place in Salah-Eldeen Auditorium at Jordan University for Science and Technology ( The meeting was attended by 47 participants from JUST University. Four presentations were given to disseminate LinkSCEEM project to Jordanian HPC community. Dr. Giorgio PAOLUCCI introduced both of Elettra and SESAME Synchrotron-light sources as international research centers. He highlighted SESAME is acting as a facilitator to build scientific and technological bridges between Europe and the Middle East and help narrow the research gap between the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western World.

Eng. Salman Matalgah presented computing resources available on LinkSCEEM project and the strong collaboration between LinkSCEEM and IMAN1, the Jordan’s National Supercomputing center ( This project is lead and operated by SESAME and JEAC to offer multiple HPC platforms for Jordanian HPC community.

Eng. Mostafa Zoubi made an online demonstration session and an overview of using HPC resources to reduce the processing time which illustrated by running some benchmarks over different number of cores. Participants showed interest and relevant comments were raised about the access terminology and service architecture on the HPC facilities.

Eng. Zaid Abudayyeh focused on IMAN1 PS3 production cluster. He showed the extremely powerful available PS3 resources. He stressed on using PS3 cluster for scientific applications and research, and raised the importance of having an interactive community input to utilize HPC clusters. Finlay a practical Hands-on training session were held on CIT lab, participants practiced Linux core skills and SSH access to IMAN1 HPC resources. Each student compiled and ran his code on a small intel-Xeon based cluster (72 cores).

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