LinkSCEEM - SESAME

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SESAME and LinkSCEEM
Project



By SESAME Scientific Group

Dr. Hafeez Hoorani, Dr. Messaoud Harfouche, Salman Matalgah,
Mostafa Zoubi



S
ynchrotron
-
light for
E
xperimental
S
cience

and

A
pplication in the
M
iddle
E
ast


About SESAME



SESAME (Synchrotron
-
light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East)
was first proposed in 1997 by Herman
Winick

of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
(Stanford University, USA) and
Gustaf
-
Adolf Voss of the German Synchrotron (
Deutsches

Elktronen

Synchrotron)




The
SESAME Project
is constructing the Middle East's first major international research
centre as a cooperative venture by the scientists and governments of the region. It is being
developed under the umbrella of UNESCO, which formally approved the recommendation
that the Centre be set up under its auspices at a meeting of the UNESCO Executive Board on
May 30 2002. SESAME is located in
Assult
-
Allaan
, Jordan (30 km from Amman and 30 km
from the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge crossing of the Jordan River). Jordan was selected as
the site in a competition among seven countries from the region. A building to house the
facility is nearing completion on this site with funds provided by Jordan.







SESAME Machine:


SESAME will have as its centerpiece a
synchrotron radiation
source with 0.8
GeV

in storage ring and 2.5
GeV

in
SESAME ring will cover a board spectral range from the infrared to the hard x
-
ray parts of the
electromagnetic spectrum.




SESAME
Beamlines
:

1.
Protein crystallography

2. X
-
ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) and X
-
ray Fluorescence (XRF)

3. Infrared
Spectro
-
microscopy

4. Powder Diffraction/Material Science

5. Small Angle
-
resolved X
-
Ray Scattering and Wide Angle
-
resolved X
-
ray Scattering
(SAXS/WAXS)

6. Soft X
-
ray Photo
-
emission and Photo
-
absorption

7. Extreme Ultra
-
Violet (EUV)


SESAME Machine and
Beamlines


LinkSCEEM

Project

LinkSCEEM

is

a

project

supports

the

development

of

High

Performance

Computing

(HPC)

in

the

Eastern

Mediterranean

region

by

interlinking

and

coordinating

regional

compute,

data

and

visualization

resources

to

form

an

e
-
Infrastructure
.



The

main

project

objective

is

to

enable

scientific

research

using

HPC

in

the

region

by

engaging

and

supporting

research

communities

with

an

initial

emphasis

in

the

fields

of

climate

research,

digital

cultural

heritage

and

synchrotron

radiation

applications
.

LinkSCEEM

Partners


CyI
-
CaSToRC
, The Cyprus Institute

-

Cyprus (Project Coordinator)



NARSS
,
National Authority for Remote Sensing And Space Sciences

-

Egypt



BA
,
Bibliotheca

Alexandrina

-

Egypt



FZJ/JSC
,
Jülich

Supercomputing Centre

-

Germany




NCSA
,
National Center for Supercomputing Applications/University of Illinois

-

United States



SESAME
,
Synchrotron
-
light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East

-

Jordan.



ESRF
,
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

-

France



MPG
,
Max Planck Gesekkschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften E.V.

-

Germany



CYNET
,
Cyprus' National Research and Education Network


-

Cyprus



JUNET
,
Jordanian Universities Network

-

Jordan



IUCC
,
Inter
-
University Computation Center

-

Israel







SESAME Outreach Program


The program includes some activities
aiming

to create good awareness among
students about the problems which can be solved using High Performance
Computing.



The outreach program will be
helpful

for students at different levels (High
graduate studies and bachelors) and different fields (physics, computer
engineering, computer science, biology, …etc).



This
program includes
Visits to all related universities in the region to present the
project (lectures, posters and brochures at universities), Visits of students and
teachers to SESAME and Open days and other activities.


What Is HPC?


Definition
:

High
-
performance

computing

(HPC)

is

the

use

of

parallel

processing

for

running

advanced

application

programs

efficiently,

reliably

and

quickly
.

The

term

applies

especially

to

systems

that

function

above

a

teraflop

or

10
12

floating
-
point

operations

per

second
.

The

term

HPC

is

occasionally

used

as

a

synonym

for

supercomputing
.



HPC

Goal
:

Reduce

in

the

execution

time

and

accommodate

larger

and

more

complicated

problems
.



HPC Users


The

most

common

users

of

HPC

systems

are

scientific

researchers,

engineers

and

academic

institutions
.




Some

government

agencies,

particularly

the

military,

also

rely

on

HPC

for

complex

applications
.




High
-
performance

systems

often

use

custom
-
made

components

in

addition

to

so
-
called

commodity

components
.

As

demand

for

processing

power

and

speed

grows,

HPC

will

likely

interest

businesses

of

all

sizes,

particularly

for

transaction

processing

and

data

warehouses
.




An

occasional

techno
-
fiends

might

use

an

HPC

system

to

satisfy

an

exceptional

desire

for

advanced

technology
.

HPC Solutions


Synchrotron applications


Decrease the latency for data processing
to allow significantly faster data analysis
and simulation through the usage of GPUs




Climate Science


Global climate change is a contentious
topic these days, in large part due to the
extreme complexity of the problem. As
computational models improve, we may
be better informed in our policy decisions,
and able to act in a more unified manner.




HPC Solutions


Biochemistry


Protein
-
folding

attempts

to

determine

the

overall

shape

of

a

protein

based

on

the

sequence

of

amino

acids
;

the

effort

may

lead

to

better

understanding

of

biological

processes,

and

new

medicines
.




Chemistry


Materials

research

helps

to

identify

new

materials,

such

as

high
-
temperature

superconductors,

affordable

electrodes

for

fuel

cells,

efficient

catalysts,

new

methods

of

energy

storage,

etc
.





HPC Solutions


Environment Modeling


The

simulation

of

earthquakes

can

be

startlingly

complex
.

These

simulations

can

be

used

to

predict

which

areas

are

likely

to

experience

a

large

earthquake,

and

what

the

conditions

will

be
.

This

work

helps

inform

building

codes,

development

planning,

and

emergency

action

plans
.


Material Science


Characterization

of

the

electronic,

structural

and

dynamic

properties

of

small,

extended

and

massive

atomic/molecular

systems
.


Applying

the

quantum/classical

modeling

and

simulations

in

order

to

understand

and

to

predict

properties

of

micro
-
,

nano
-

and

macroscopic

systems
.





HPC Solutions


Industry


Products
:

Prototyping

is

often

an

expensive

and

time
-
consuming

process
.

Computer

modeling

can

reduce

the

time

and

cost

of

physical

prototyping

and

make

optimization

much

easier
.




Services
:

Many

corporations

handle

large

amounts

of

data,

and

deal

with

complex

routings

or

decisions
.

Insurers,

for

instance,

use

models

to

calculate

risk,

while

the

oil/gas

industry

uses

seismographic

data

to

determine

where

oil

and

gas

fields

are

located

underground
.

Wal
-
Mart

optimizes

supply

chains,

and

Fed
-
Ex

monitors

and

routes

packages
.

The

financial

sector

uses

models

to

spot

trends

and

calculate

risks
.

LinkSCEEM

HPC Resources


LinkSCEEM
-
2

partners

have

three

High

Performance

Computing

(HPC)

centers

from

the

Eastern

Mediterranean

region
:




Computation

based

Science

and

Technology

Research

Center



Cyprus



National

Authority

for

Remote

Sensing

and

Space

Sciences

(NARSS)



Egypt



Bibliotheca

Alexandrina

-

Egypt

LinkSCEEM

HPC Resources



Computation

based

Science

and

Technology

Research

Center

(
CaSToRC
)


Cyprus



CaSToRC

(arch
:

x
86
_
64

w
.

Tesla

GPUs)

system

used

for
:



climate

modeling


Astrophysics


high

energy

and

plasma

physics
.


materials

science


Chemistry


3
D

visualization


Biology


financial

and

economic

modeling
.

LinkSCEEM

HPC Resources



National

Authority

for

Remote

Sensing

and

Space

Sciences

(NARSS)



Egypt



NARSS

(arch
:

BlueGene
/L,

PowerPC)

system

used

for
:



Geological

applications

and

Mineral

Resources


Agricultural

Applications


Soil,

and

Marine

sciences


Engineering

Applications

and

Water

Resources


Environmental

Studies

and

Land

use
;


Data

Reception

Analysis

and

Receiving

Station

Affairs


Aerial

Photography

and

Aviation
;


Space

Sciences

and

Strategic

Studies


Scientific

Training

and

Continuous

Studies

LinkSCEEM

HPC Resources



Bibliotheca

Alexandrina

(BA)
-

Egypt



BA

(arch
:

x
86
_
64
)

system

used

for
:



3
D

computer

graphics


cultural

heritage


analysis

of

the

visualized

data


Medical

Visualization


Software

developments
.


LinkSCEEM

HPC Opportunities


LinkSCEEM

allows

researchers

from

the

Eastern

Mediterranean

to

apply

for

time


on

high
-
end

high
-
performance

computers

via

a

peer

review

process
.


Preparatory access allows researchers to apply for code scalability testing and

also support for code development and optimization from Cy
-
Tera

and
LinkSCEEM


software experts. Preparatory access allows researchers to optimize their codes

before responding to

project

calls.







LinkSCEEM

HPC Opportunities

Types

of

preparatory

access



Code

scalability

testing

to

obtain

scalability

data

which

can

be

used

as

supporting

information

when

responding

to

future

Cy
-
Tera

and

LinkSCEEM

project

calls
.



Code

development

and

optimisation

by

the

applicant

using

their

own

personnel

resources

(i
.
e
.

without

Cy
-
Tera

or

LinkSCEEM

support)
.



Code

development

with

support

from

experts

from

Cy
-
Tera

and

LinkSCEEM
.

Assessment

of

the

applications

received

will

be

carried

out

at

least

every

two

months
.




LinkSCEEM

HPC Opportunities


How to Apply




All

proposals

must

be

submitted

via

the

LinkSCEEM

website

following

instructions

given

at

LinkSCEEM

project's

Access

&

Allocations

page
.

All

mandatory

fields

must

be

filled

in

before

the

application

form

can

be

submitted
.

After

the

form

has

been

saved,

applicants

can

continue

to

access

it

and

update

it

before

they

finally

submit

it
.




Thank
you….


mostafa.zoubi@sesame.org.jo

www.sesame.org.jo

www.linksceem.eu