High Performance Computing Services
About High Performance Computing at UNSW
UNSW researchers have access to Faculty-based HPC services and can apply for merit allocations through National and regional HPC services.
Faculty-based High Performance Computing Services are provided by:
UNSW researchers can also apply for HPC time through the National Computation Infastructre (NCI) and Intersect's Merit allocation schemes.
HPC at NCI
The National Computation Infrastructure (NCI) is Australia’s national research computing facility.
NCI's peak system 'Raijin' is a Fujitsu PRIMERGY cluster based on Intel Sandy Bridge 8-core processors (2.6 GHz) comprising: 57,472 cores in the compute nodes, approximately 160 TBytes of main memory, and approximately 10 PBytes of usable fast file system, more details here.
UNSW researchers can apply for HPC resources via merit allocation or by purchase.
- National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme
- How to Access NCI services
- NCI Resources for current users
Before purchasing any HPC resources we recommend you discuss this with us. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HPC at Intersect
Time is a HPC service offered by Intersect.
Intersect's 'Orange' was commissioned in March 2013. The system features 103 cluster nodes with 1,660 cores powered by the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processor series. It includes 200TB local scratch disk space and 101TB of usable shared storage (56TB disk space in a Panasas® PAS-12 global parallel file system and 45TB disk storage in a SGI NAS Storage Server). Orange delivers 30+ TFlops peak performance. The interconnects are QDR Infiniband, more details here.
UNSW researchers can apply for HPC resources via merit allocation or by purchasing time from Intersect.Before purchasing any HPC resources we recommend you discuss this with us. Please send an email to email@example.com