NCI is Australia’s largest research supercomputing facility, giving researchers from across the scientific spectrum the highest available performance for their compute and data intensive workloads.
NCI’s Gadi supercomputer caters to the biggest, most highly parallel workloads of Australia’s largest research organisations, while simultaneously supporting the leading work of individual research groups and projects.
NCI maintains and operates one of the most powerful supercomputers in Australia, dedicated to supporting computationally intensive Australian research at the highest possible level. Tightly integrated with some of the country’s fastest filesystems, highest performance research cloud, and virtual research platforms, NCI’s supercomputer enables groundbreaking, high-impact research and innovation.
Australian Research Environment
NCI's Australian Research Environment (ARE) is a web-based, graphical interface for performing computational research at NCI. It gives users access to the Gadi supercomputer, Nirin cloud and all of NCI's data collections, all through a simplified interface. ARE provides preconfigured modules to support research, including Virtual Desktops, JupyterLab and Terminal. ARE extends Gadi's functionality to more users and use cases. Additional Specialised Environments supporting specific disciplines and usage will be added in to ARE over time.
Cutting-edge computational research requires the power and flexibility of thousands of connected processors working in parallel. By connecting highly performant processors together in an ultra-high capacity network, research at the biggest and smallest scales becomes possible. From quantum physics to bushfires, climate modelling and astrophysics, the jump in complexity that a national supercomputer allows makes the most ambitious and data-intensive work possible.
NCI’s current supercomputer, Gadi, was launched in 2020 with the latest generation processors and technologies. Find out more about the technical specifications of Gadi in Our Systems.
To find out more about using supercomputing resources at NCI, our User Guide has up-to-date documentation describing all facets of accessing and using NCI’s supercomputer.
Access to high-performance computing resources at NCI is available to researchers from NCI’s collaborating organisations, as well as through a variety of different merit based schemes such as the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme. To find out more about accessing supercomputing resources, visit our How to Access NCI page.