KAUST’s IBM Supercomputer is Middle East’s Fastest and Most Powerful System
Shaheen System to enable scientific, economic and social advances through development and application of high performance computing solutions
The foundation of a joint research project launched by KAUST and IBM, Shaheen was developed to serve the University’s scientific researchers across dozens of disciplines, advance new innovations in computational sciences, and contribute to the further development of a knowledge-based economy in
Shaheen is a 16-rack Blue Gene/P System, which performed at a peak processing power of 185 Teraflops — or 185 trillion floating point operations — per second and is located at the KAUST campus in Thuwal,
“Shaheen is the cornerstone of the knowledge-based economy that
The research project Shaheen is powering — known as the KAUST/IBM Center for Deep Computing Research — will deliver both high-performance computing capabilities to the a wide range of academic disciplines at KAUST, as well as enable advanced research and innovation in the computational sciences and HPC field.
Shaheen’s performance and computing capabilities include:
- 65,536 independent processing cores.
- A next generation data center that is able to scale to exascale computing requirements
- 10 Gbps access to world’s academic and research networks.
Additional information about KAUST Research is available at: http://www.kaust.edu.sa
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