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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Raijin

    NCI welcomes $70M investment in HPC capability

    18 December 2017 The Board of Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), based at The Australian National University (ANU), welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it will invest $70 million to replace Australia’s highest performance research supercomputer, Raijin, which is rapidly nearing the end of its service life. The funding, through the Department of Education and Training, will be provided as $69.2 million in 2017-18 and $800,000 in 2018-19. Chair of the NCI Board, Emeritus Professor Michael Barber, said NCI was crucial to Australia’s ... Read More

  • NCMAS allocations now available online

    NCMAS allocations now available online

    The results of the 2018 National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) are now available to view online. In total, there were 156 successful applications, a 66% success rate. Those applications received a total of 222 million hours of computer time, equalling 42% of the total requested amount. The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme is Australia's leading scheme for allocating computing resources on the nation's peak supercomputing systems. Researchers from all Australian research institutions are welcome to apply for computing resources on ... Read More

  • Major release of southern sky astronomical data now available at NCI

    Major release of southern sky astronomical data now available at NCI

    Over 18 terabytes of southern sky imagery sourced from The Australian National University’s SkyMapper telescope is now made available worldwide, thanks to essential ongoing support from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). This is the first data release of its kind for the SkyMapper project, and follows many years of preparation by the ANU SkyMapper team and NCI. Astronomers wishing to learn more about the southern night sky will now have access to an unprecedented amount of imagery and measurements. Dr. Christian Wolf, ... Read More

  • Major award for NCI Commercial Partner DHI

    Major award for NCI Commercial Partner DHI

    Global water engineering company DHI, one of NCI’s Commercial Partners, and the Port of Brisbane have been awarded the Innovative Support Services awards for their NCOS Online tool at the Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Awards 2017. NCOS Online is a new type of cloud service, viewable online, for effectively managing depth constricted vessel traffic for large commercial ports. Using NCI’s Tenjin cloud computer, DHI runs a number of daily scheduled weather forecasts, automated data collection and on-demand vessel traffic calculations. DHI ... Read More

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