Research & Academic Services

Maeen works partnerships with the best research and digital library organizations locally and across the globe. These partnerships, eases and broaden our national researchers access to information so they can concentrate more on whats important.

Local Services

Below are selected national examples for local services:

HPC Saudi

High Performance Computing Saudi Arabia (HPC Saudi) is the premier regional consortium in the Kingdom to building a National High Performance Grid in Saudi Arabia through the use of Ma’een Network. HPC Saudi promotes HPC R&D at Universities and National Research Centers. It grants graduate students access to this grid.

Saudi Digital Library

Maeen will be integrated with Saudi Digital Library (SDL) and facilitate the integration with other NRENs libraries as illustrated in the figure below. Maeen user will be able to access numerous resources from international libraries including books, papers, studies, researches, etc.

Saudi Digital Library is one of the largest academic gathering of information sources in the Arab world with more than (310,000) scientific reference, covering all academic disciplines, and the continuous updating of the content in this; thus achieving huge accumulation cognitive in the long run. The library has contracts with more than 300 global publishers.

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs are fully interactive simulations in which students perform experiments, collect data, and answer questions to assess their understanding. The labs combine animations, illustrations, and videos to convey key information and engage students in the process of science.

Global Services

NRENs can serve a wide range of scientific and technological research communities. Below are selected worldwide examples that highlight how some fields can benefit from the opportunities made available by NRENs:

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers is one of the most respectful research centers. It has the largest physics laboratory in the world. Our network enables users to access CERN and use their available services.

European VLBI Network (EVN)

EVN is a collaboration of the major radio astronomical institutes in Europe, Asia and South Africa. It performs high angular resolution observations of cosmic radio sources.

Biomedical Information Research Network (BIRN)

BIRN is a national initiative to advance biomedical research through data sharing and online collaboration. It is funded by the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). BIRN provides data-sharing infrastructure, software tools, strategies and advisory services – all from a single source. BIRN provides a user-driven, software-based framework for research teams to share significant quantities of data – rapidly, securely and privately – across geographic distance and/or incompatible computing systems.

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)

EPCC mission is to accelerate the effective exploitation of novel computing throughout industry, academia and commerce. This is achieved through a range of activities spanning undergraduate and advanced training programmers, service provision, industrial affiliation, research and contract work. EPCC houses an exceptional range of supercomputers, with 75 staff committed to the solution of real-world problems.