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Yearly Archives: 2010

  • Vayu now commissioned

    Vayu now commissioned

    The new NCI National Facility peak system, vayu, launched in November 2009 by Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, passed its final acceptance tests early in April 2010, and a full service to research users commenced on 6 April 2009.   Vayu, a Oracle (Sun) Constellation, comprises nearly 12,000 compute cores, 36 terabytes of main memory, and in excess of 800 terabytes of global storage.  The peak performance, now fully configured, is about 140 terrflops.     Plans are ... Read More

  • Funding Agreement Signed a a new petascale high performance computing system

    Funding Agreement Signed a a new petascale high performance computing system

    NCI is pleased to announce that the Australian National University (ANU) and the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research executed a contract for Super Science / EIF Climate HPC Project on Tuesday, 12 April 2010.  This project, initiated within the Super Science (Marine and Climate) initiative announced in the 2009 Commonwealth Budget, provides a $50M allocation over three financial years (2009-12) that will: commission an internationally significant (petascale) HPC capability and associated data support to serve prioritised climate change, earth ... Read More

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