The center is collocated between KACST and MIT. At KACST the center is located in state-of-the-art facilities in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. In the United States, CCES is located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the heart of the innovation capital of Cambridge Massachusetts. Both facilities include high performance computing capabilities as well as an instrumentation prototyping lab. The two sides of the center are linked through the Collaborative Design Laboratory (CDL) using the latest in virtual presence technology.