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Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • A satellite image of a vivid red landscape, with a river running vertically through the middle and a small circle from the crater near the centre.

    More ways to access NCI’s petascale data collections

    Did you know that in addition to managing Australia’s largest supercomputer, NCI also play a vital role managing and integrating petascale data collections across the environment, water and geophysics research communities? NCI provides researchers access to an ever-expanding national repository of Earth systems, Earth observations, climate and weather, and geophysical reference data (see https://datacatalogue.nci.org.au). This includes the latest Australian weather model products (APS), climate model and gridded products, satellite imagery from Landsat, Sentinel and Himawari, and national and state geophysics data products. Many of ... Read More

  • New Flagship allocations recognise outstanding Australian science

    New Flagship allocations recognise outstanding Australian science

    NCI is pleased to announce that two ARC Centres of Excellence have been added to its Flagship Scheme, in recognition of their commitment to high-impact science in Australia. These are: ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies; ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science 25 million compute hours are allocated annually under the Flagship Scheme, underpinning the efforts of researchers at the cutting edge of Australian scientific discovery. The ARC CoE in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies, established at Monash University, ... Read More

  • Ever-expanding NCI data services

    Ever-expanding NCI data services

    You will be aware that NCI manages Australia’s largest supercomputer, but did you know that we also play a vital role managing data from the environment, water and geophysics research communities? NCI provides researchers access to an ever-expanding national repository of earth systems, observations, climate and weather, and geophysical reference data (see https://datacatalogue.nci.org.au/). These include the latest Landsat and Sentinel satellite imagery and Geoscience Australia’s geophysical data products, which are now available to access and analyse at NCI. More significant ... Read More

  • A closeup image of a circuit board, fading out of focus in the distance.

    NCI’s GPU infrastructure grows

    NCI has augmented its growing segment of GPU infrastructure with 8 new Pascal P100 GPU accelerators from NVIDIA. These new accelerators represent the next-generation of graphics processors for supercomputing. As evidenced by the rapid uptake and continuing demand for the 120 Kepler K80 GPUs installed in the past year, there is clear interest in the Australian computational research community for GPUs as part of future HPC infrastructure. Certain programs are particularly suited to the strengths of GPUs. Widely used chemistry packages such as VASP, NAMD and GROMACS have all been optimised ... Read More

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