Tag: KAUST

Saudi Arabia Renews Commitment to Supercomputing

Feb 4, 2015 |

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), located on the Red Sea 50 miles north of Jeddah, is gearing up for a new supercomputer twenty-five times more powerful than its current system. Shaheen-2, a successor to the original Shaheen, is part of an $80 million contract with supercomputer maker Cray that reaffirms Read more…

KAUST Tackles Extreme Event Prediction

Oct 8, 2014 |

Five years ago, shortly after the founding of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, on the cost of the Red Sea, over 140 millimeters of rain fell over the region in just eight hours, causing over 100 fatalities and $100 million in damages. Flash flooding is most problematic in dry Read more…

Supercomputing for a More Civil Society

Oct 8, 2009 |

Can Islamic Law, supercomputers, and a co-ed university peacefully coexist?

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Sep 23, 2009 |

A high-tech oasis appears in the Saudi desert.

Saudi Ready to Unveil Its Future

Aug 20, 2009 |

KAUST poised to become high-tech research center.

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