Recently, King Abdullah has unleashed the new Technology and Science university at Thawal near Jeddah. The university was built to be the leading university and research center in the region at several scientific fields. The heavy rain fall that happened lately has reached KAUST which impacted some of the university’s facilities. Images within this post explain more on how the university was effected and raised a very important question, Do they have at least a disaster recovery plan for the Shaheen the supercomputer center at KAUST?
The Shaheen supercomputer ranked as the 14th supercomputer center in the world. Unfortunately, I was not able to find out how much did that supercomputer cost. However, I would assume that SC cost lots of money!
Images taken by Dan Lecocq, KAUST student. Sorry Dan