NCI runs two separate clouds for the Australian research community, providing access to high-performance computing and data within specialised virtual environments and other data services.
The two versions of cloud at NCI are:
- Tenjin – A private cloud open to researchers from NCI’s collaborating organisations
- NeCTAR Research Cloud – A public cloud open to any researcher affiliated with an Australian university.
Both clouds feature supercomputer specification hardware and a powerful network allowing for high-performance and data-intensive computation.
Tenjin’s cloud environments are tightly integrated with NCI’s supercomputing and high-performance storage infrastructure. Located entirely within the NCI system, this provides Tenjin privileged, high-speed access to the 50-petabyte global filesystems on site. It also makes Tenjin the ideal home for data-intensive tools and services such as the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
|Cloud Computer||Cores||Memory||Local Storage||Access to global filesystems|
|Tenjin||1600 Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge||25 TB||160 TB||Yes|
|NeCTAR Cloud||Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge||XX||160 TB||No|