National Computational Infrastructure

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Yearly Archives: 2012

  • Watch the construction of Australia's largest supercomputer

    Watch the construction of Australia’s largest supercomputer

      Watch the timelapse video of the Fujitsu Primergy cluster high-performance supercomputer constructed at the National Computational Infrastructure. Click here to view the video. The machine has: 57,000 cores = 15,000 home PC's 160 terabytes of RAM = 40,000 home PC's 10 petabytes of hard disc = 10,000 PC hard drives 1,200 teraflops of peak computational performance = 5 months worth of calculations by 1 billion people armed with calculators, in just 1 second. 9 terabyes of network = 9 million home internet bandwidth connections

  • NCI Supercomputer best in Australia, 24th in world

    NCI Supercomputer best in Australia, 24th in world

    The National Computational Infrastructure’s new Fujitsu Primergy Supercomputer has debuted at number one in Australia, and number 24 in the world on the TOP500 list of best supercomputers, released overnight. The result, announced at SC12, an annual Supercomputing Conference held in Salt Lake City, confirms that the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is home to the most powerful computer system available to researchers in Australia. Installed at The Australian National University, the supercomputer has been funded by the Australian Government under its Super ... Read More

  • Supercomputer boost to Australian Research

    Supercomputer boost to Australian Research

    The door to the petascale era is being opened for critical Australian research in climate change, the enviroment and a host of other areas.  This transformational change comes with ANU signing an agreement with Fujitsu to build and install a 1.2 Petaflop supercomputer-the most powerful computer in Australia and amongst the largest in the world-and capable of performing 170,000 calculations per second for each of the seven billion people on the planet. The new petascale supercomputer, to be installed at the ... Read More

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