High Performance Computing Center


NYU Abu Dhabi's High Performance Computing (HPC) Center serves university researchers, faculty, and students by providing them with services and support that enables them to conduct world-class computational research and education. We have adapted High Performance Computing services to meet and satisfy faculty and researchers’ changing teaching and research needs for High Performance Computing and Research Computing.

The HPC Center at NYUAD is governed by a 2-tier governing body consisting of an Executive Board and Steering Committee.


  • Deliver high quality and efficient HPC services exceeding the researchers’ and faculty expectations;
  • Expand and adapt HPC Center services to satisfy the researchers’ and faculty changing research and teaching needs for High Performance Computing;
  • Maximize the utilization of the HPC by building awareness and promoting the use of HPC Center services.

Center of Excellence

The HPC Center is well on it’s way to becoming a national center of excellence for HPC in the UAE. The Center has been actively engaging the local research community by:

  • Conducting HPC training and knowledge transfer through executive education
  • Performing outreach, awareness and building a HPC community within the UAE
  • Becoming a collaboration focal point within the UAE for HPC vendors to test and develop technologies 
  • Offering HPC consultancies and professional services

Muataz Al Barwani

Director, High Performance Computing and Research Computing Support


Muataz Al Barwani joined NYUAD in February 2012 to establish the High Performance Computing center and support all computational research at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Before coming to NYU Abu Dhabi, Muataz was a full-time tenured faculty member at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman from 2000 to 2012, where he taught physics, advised students, contributed to academic administration and carried out research in the area of computational physics and material science where he has published over 25 scientific publications.

He received his bachelor's’ degree in Physics from Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) in 1992, a master’s degree in Physics from Brown University (USA) in 1995 and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2000.