About us

The Research Computing department provides leading edge, stable and reliable computing resources to Khalifa University researchers across all disciplines. As well as the advice, training, and skills necessary to effectively use those resources.

The mandate of the Research Computing department is to manage and support centrally provided research computing facilities at Khalifa University. These centrally provided RC facilities are the large-scale facilities such as the HPC clusters and private cloud. The mandate also includes the provision of training, consultancy services, and support to KU researchers on the use of centrally provided resources.

The Research Computing department continually expands its services and technologies, ensuring researchers have access to a world-class computational environment.

  • Support researchers by understanding their research computational needs and recommend suitable applications and other research computing resources available at the University.
  • Assist researchers with grant proposals that have a strong High-Performance Computing (HPC) component to describe the utilization of HPC resources in their research.
  • Ensure to resolve faculty and student computing resource issues and provide programming consultancy, code optimization and resolve users’ programming issues (based on Unix shell script, C/C++, Matlab, Python, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA).
  • Build, install, maintain and test scientific applications on the HPC clusters.
  • Develop awareness and training programs for students, faculty, and staff with regards to research computing techniques, services, and facilities, including HPC application training to help users parallelize, debug and optimize their applications.
  • Conduct regular trainings workshops and tutorials, as well as one-on-one training for new users.
  • Perform required regular maintenance and upgrades in coordination with external vendors.

Dr. Dureid El Moghraby Director, Research Computing
Dr. Sergio Martinez Manager, Scientific Computing Support
Sanyo John Illikkal HPC System Senior Administrator
Vinisha Pillai UNIX System Senior Administrator