National Computational Infrastructure

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Early and Prototype Cloud Systems

NCI presently operates two small OpenStack cloud systems, in advance of the commissioning of its large-scale production cloud in September/October 2013.

These are:

  • The original NCI cloud, comprising 8 Dell M610 HD blades (64 cores, providing production services under the Essex release of Open Stack, for the delivery of the Geoscience Australia EODS satellite image data, etc.;
  • A prototype cloud (about 200 cores) for testing the federation of the NCI node of the NeCTAR Research Cloud (described below).

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