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By using FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for HPC, the King Abdulaziz University now offers high-end computational modelling and simulation capabilities.

"Our investment in Fujitsu’s HPC technology helped KAU deliver upon its responsibilities by providing a reliable solution for students, academics and researchers, who can leverage our new Center of Excellence and the technical support it will provide."

Prof. Abdulfattah Mashat, VP of Development, King Abdulaziz University

The customer

King Abdulaziz (KAU) is the largest university in Saudi Arabia with more than 140,000 students and 6,000 faculty staff. It is a technology role model for more than 15 universities in the Kingdom and offers consultancy services for other segments in the region. KAU aims to become a leader in developing standards of assessment for student performance as well as high-quality research and development programs.

The challenge

King Abdulaziz University wanted to introduce a high performance computing capability to enable the rapid processing of vast volumes of data, boosting its ability to research while also offering HPC cloud services to other educational, government, and commercial entities in the region.

The solution

Fujitsu has installed FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for HPC, and delivered an integrated and certified cluster-type supercomputer with a theoretical peak performance of 230 teraflops. The cluster consists of Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers and ETERNUS storage systems with the necessary reliability to deliver excellent performance for scientific and engineering applications.

The benefit

  • High-end computational modelling and simulation capabilities beyond academia and for the commercial and manufacturing industries in the Kingdom
  • Improved execution time of different applications such as Genomic Analysis Toolkit, WRF, COSMO, OpenFOAM
  • Delivers capacity required to perform the most sophisticated, computer-intensive simulations for the country

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Read the full King Abdulaziz University case study (457 KB/A4, 2 pages)