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

  • IBM BG/P supercomputer
    IBM BG/P supercomputer Shaheen, named after the Peregrine Falcon, was the largest and most powerful supercomputer in the Middle East. Originally built at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, Shaheen was moved to KAUST in mid-2009. Shaheen has now been decommissioned.
  • x86 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Servers
    x86 Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Servers ECRC hosts several high-end x86 shared-memory systems.