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 the following systems: NCI's Raijin, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre's Magnus, the University of Queensland Research Computing Centre's Flashlite and the specialised MASSIVE supercomputer.
The vast majority of the 222 million hours allocated are split between the Raijin and Magnus systems, with 116 million hours coming from Raijin and 103 million hours from Magnus. As has become standard, the requests for computing time far outstripped the available resource. Requests for time on Raijin surpassed the available allocation by a factor of 2.8, and for time on Magnus by a factor of 1.9.
Click here for more details about the successful applications. You can also find out an overview of allocation statistics here, including a breakdown of allocations by scientific discipline and by institution.