In addition to its regular infrastructure, the KAUST Computational Sciences Group has direct access to the university's computing resources and core lab services.


Ibex Cluster

Ibex is a heterogeneous cluster composed of more than four hundred CPU, GPU, and Large Memory nodes. It comprises a combination of AMD Rome, INTEL Skylake, Cascade Lake, and Nvidia GPUs.

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Shaheen XC40 Supercomputer

The Supercomputing Core Laboratory offers advanced use of high performance computing hardware and software. This facility provides one of the top performing supercomputers — Shaheen XC40 — a Cray XC40 supercomputer. The lab focuses on the application of high performance computing solutions using cutting-edge systems and methodologies, offering world-class HPC and data resources in a fashion that stimulates research and development.

  • 6174 nodes
  • Distributed System with Cray Aries Interconnect in Dragonfly Topology
  • 197,568 CPU cores — 2 CPU Sockets per Node · 16 Cores per CPU
  • 771 TiB RAM — 128 GiB RAM per Node
  • Number 15 in the TOP500 Supercomputer List

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Visualization Labs

The Visualization Core Laboratory provides researchers with visualization, sonification, and computational resources for exploration and presentation of scientific data. Services of the laboratory include 2-D and 3-D display environments, highly specialized and immersive audio, monoscopic and stereoscopic displays, and fully integrated portable desktop applications.

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