Aziz supercomputer, launched in June 2015 at KAU, is one of the globally distinguished HPC systems according to TOP500 supercomputer sites, and is the second fastest supercomputer in the MENA region at the university level. Aziz supercomputer has been developed in collaboration with Fujitsu Ltd.
Currently, Aziz supercomputer contains about 496 computing nodes equipped with about 12,000 Intel® CPU cores. In addition, 2 nodes equipped with NVIDIA Tesla K20® GPUs and another 2 nodes equipped with Intel® Xeon-Phi accelerators. This heterogeneous architecture of Aziz can help researchers, individuals, enterprises, and the academic community to implement their own programs and systems that can handle the computationally intensive problems with different architectures.
In addition, Aziz supercomputer has some of the pre-installed software packages that can be utilized in different domains, such as chemistry, physics, rendering graphics, computer vision, civil and mechanical engineering, aerodynamics, image processing, big data analytics, climate research, deep learning and many more.