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Yearly Archives: 2009

  • NCI Supercomputer launched by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

    NCI Supercomputer launched by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

    New supercomputer puts Australia on Par Australia’s most powerful supercomputer facility with the capacity to boost Australia’s computational research capability into world ranking has been launched by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr at The Australian National University. The new facility is part of a joint procurement by ANU and the Bureau of Meteorology to provide two state-of-the-art systems capable of modelling the dynamics of climate change and extreme weather events. The computer is a ... Read More

  • 2009Q4 Time Allocations

    2009Q4 Time Allocations

    2009Q4 Time Allocations The new Sun Constellation cluster, vayu, has come through the first two weeks of production use with flying colours so we will start charging for use on October 1st, coinciding with the installation of 2009Q4 grants. (Note that usage on vayu in 2009Q3 will be accounted "after the fact" for the purposes of usage reports.) The experience so far is that vayu provides around a factor of 2 performance improvement per cpu-core over AC and XE. Some applications do ... Read More

  • Notice of the start of vayu service

    Notice of the start of vayu service

    Notice of the start of vayu service The NCI NF has now accepted the first stage of the new Sun service and is in a position to transition users of the existing AC over to the new service. Since the AC compute service will end around Sept 22, it is in your interests to make this transition promptly. Details of the interim system can be found at http://nf.nci.org.au/facilities/vu/hardware.php and usage is described in the NF User Guide at http://nf.nci.org.au/facilities/userguide/ To connect to ... Read More

  • New National Facility peak system

    New National Facility peak system

    New National Facility peak system to be installed at the ANU Dear Research Users of the NCI National Facility Systems, We are pleased to announce the new National Facility peak system that will be installed at the ANU later this year. As you may be aware, there has been a joint acquisition process, seeking to buy coextensive supercomputers for the National Facility at the ANU and the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne for both high-end research and operations weather forecasting respectively. This collaboration ... Read More

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