Facilities

KAUST Shared Facilities

KAUST's Core Laboratories and Major Facilities directly support the research mission of the University by providing state-of-the-art research facilities, training and expert services to the KAUST research community. With more than 135 staff scientists, engineers, specialists, technicians and administrators, the Core Labs function as a shared-user facility and play a key role in encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration through ease of access to major equipment and a consistent mode of operation.

Facilities

  • Cray XC40 Supercomputer
    Cray XC40 Supercomputer Shaheen II, named after the peregrine falcon, is the largest, fastest and most powerful supercomputer in the Middle East. Acquired in March 2015, Shaheen II is a Cray XC40 that delivers over 7.2 Pflop/s of theoretical peak performance. With 5.536 Pflop/s of sustained LINPACK performance, Shaheen II was named the tenth most powerful supercomputer in the world in June 2016.
  • x86 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Servers
    x86 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Servers ECRC hosts several high-end x86 shared-memory systems.