National Computational Infrastructure


Welcome to NCI

NCI Australia is the nation’s most highly integrated, high-performance research computing environment. As Australia’s national research computing facility, NCI provides world-class services to Australian researchers, industry and government. We are committed to delivering on national priorities and research excellence from across the scientific disciplines, and are driven by our primary objective of raising the ambition, impact and outcomes of Australian research.

NCI is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first petaflop supercomputer, its highest performance research cloud, its fastest filesystems and Australia’s largest research data repository—all supported by an expert team of over 60 nationally and internationally recognised staff. This combination of infrastructure and expertise enables high-impact research and innovation that otherwise would be impossible to undertake. It also delivers outcomes that inform and benefit public policy, and supports an internationally competitive research environment that attracts and retains world-class researchers for Australia.

NCI is supported by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), with operational funding provided through a formal collaboration incorporating CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, The Australian National University, Geoscience Australia, the Australian Research Council, and a number of research intensive universities and medical research institutes.

Based at The Australian National University, we provide integrated high-performance computing and high-performance data services to over 4000 researchers from a number of the national science agencies, along with 35 Australian universities, five Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence, eight NCRIS capabilities, three medical research institutes, and three industry partners.

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