Opening of the Ultra-Fast Computer Laboratory at the High Energy Physics Center at Fayoum University

Under the patronage of Prof. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Yasser Magdy Hatata, President of Fayoum University, inaugurated the ultra-fast computer laboratory at the High Energy Physics Center at Fayoum University, which is considered a unique center of its kind in Egypt, the Middle East and Africa, and the second center after Google South Africa Center.
Prof. Yasser Hatata stressed the need to market the characteristics and features of the laboratory, so as to achieve the maximum benefit from the services it provides to the external community, pointing out that the laboratory aims to provide research services to researchers at the university in various colleges, and all services related to the university, pointing out that it is possible to benefit from the “super computer.” Fayoum University will host all services, whether educational, research, or administrative, and use it to analyze big data, use artificial intelligence technology, and provide services to the Ministry of Education and educational platforms.
The super-fast computer lab is distinguished by being equipped with a number of capabilities as a first phase, including a 7800 core processor (CPUs), a storage space of up to 1700 TB, more than 30 TB of RAM, and special artificial intelligence servers that will be operated experimentally in this phase until full operation is launched with a capacity of 100,000. Core (GPUs), and the cost of the laboratory amounted to 100 million pounds, which includes a number of contributions and a gift from the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Science, Technology and Innovation Funding Authority (STDF).
The factory was also equipped with infrastructure, electrical connections and networks, according to international specifications, in addition to taking all necessary measures in the event of a power outage, in addition to the presence of a highly efficient firefighting system in the event of any fire.