UNSW HPC Resource Application

UNSW HPC Resource Application

UNSW HPC Resource Application

Welcome to the UNSW resource allocation scheme for Raijin@NCI for 2018!

Within this procedure 60m SUs will be allocated for UNSW researchers on Raijin at NCI.

The application form will be open from 13 November till 26 November 2017 COB.

HPC Resource Application
Please follow these guidelines:
If you applied under NCMAS for 2018

You do not need to do anything. All applications which are not granted in full will be forwarded to UNSW and will be taken under consideration for top-ups.

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If you do not have a NCI project code
  • First create a new project using Mancini on the NCI webpage. With this you create a new user ID and a new project code. You can keep the project description at a minimum
  • Fill out the UNSW resource application form
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If you have a NCI project code

Fill out the UNSW resource application form

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Note: This is a competitive process, so applications will be rated by the faculties.

Compute grants will be allocated equally in quarters. Adjustments and top-ups will be done during the mid-term adjustment in each quarter.

Please be aware that this form should be completed by the Lead CI of a project. Research students are not eligible to apply, and should ask their supervisor to complete this application.

Results will be announced 19 December.

In addition to this UNSW allocation you can also consider to apply under the Intersect partner scheme. See the Intersect webpage for details.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us: Jacky or Joachim

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.

Before purchasing any resources we recommend you discuss this with us. Please send an email to research.manager@unsw.edu.au

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 resources we recommend you discuss this with us. Please send an email to research.manager@unsw.edu.au