This just in via email from Lumerical, a Canadian software company specializing in numerical simulation of optical phenomena,
Lumerical Solutions, Inc. (http://www.lumerical.com), a leading provider of high performance nanophotonic design software, today announced a donation of FDTD Solutions Engine licenses to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) National Facility based at the Australian National University Supercomputer Facility (ANUSF) in Canberra, Australia. Each of the ten donated Engine licenses will enable a current FDTD Solutions academic customer in Australia to run, at no additional cost, a large simulation on one or more of the 1264 CPUs that are part of the ANUSF high-performance computing (HPC) system. The donated licenses will increase the productivity of scientists working on wide-ranging nanophotonics technologies including silicon photonics, nanostructured thin films, photonic crystals, and diffractive optical elements.
More about the NCI National Facility at nf.nci.org.au.