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NCI Australia Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has become the first Australian organization to join the OpenPOWER Foundation, a global open technical community enabling collaborative development and industry growth. NCI has additionally purchased four of IBM’s latest Power System servers for High Performance Computing (HPC) to underpin its research efforts through artificial intelligence, deep learning, high performance data analytics and other compute-heavy workloads.

Precision Medicine is Next Frontier in HPC at SC16

A panel of some of the world’s leading experts will come together to discuss this next frontier of healthcare at SC16, the premier international conference showcasing HPC on Nov. 14 in Salt Lake City. “Truly transformative discoveries are happening, and those discoveries are driving powerful shifts in how we combat disease and make people’s lives better.”

Job of the week: Director at NCI in Australia

NCI in Australia is seeking a new Director in our Job of the Week. Based in the Nation’s capital, and hosted by the Australian National University, NCI is supported by the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, with operational funding provided through a formal collaboration of CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, The Australian National University […]

Intel Xeon Phi Boosts Supercomputing at NCI in Australia

The National Computational Infrastructure in Canberra, Australia’s national advanced computing facility, is the first Australian institution to deploy the latest generation of Intel Xeon Phi processors, formerly code named Knights Landing. “NCI is leading efforts in the scientific community to tune applications for Intel Xeon Phi processors,” explains Dr Muhammad Atif, NCI’s HPC Systems and Cloud Services Manager. “We have identified a large number of applications that will benefit from this hardware and software paradigm, including those applications in the domains of computational physics, computational chemistry and climate research.”

NCI in Australia Receives $14 Million Investment

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Australia’s high-performance supercomputer, cloud and data repository, has received a $7M boost from the Australian Government, matched by the NCI Collaborating partners. “The NCI predicts that the $14M investment will provide a 30 per cent increase in NCI’s computational capability. In addition, it will allow the NCI to continue to provide a robust service for nationally significant research data across a range of disciplines, including the earth and environmental sciences, medical research, astronomy and materials science.”

NCI Boosts Storage to 44 Petabytes with Fujitsu & NetApp

NCI in Australia has signed a $2M deal with Fujitsu to work with storage and data management company NetApp to supply and install all-flash storage arrays with a raw storage capacity of 11 petabytes, bringing NCI’s total raw storage capacity from 33 petabytes to 44 petabytes.

Video: Inside the Raijin Supercomputer Down Under

In this video, Questacon visits NCI to take a look at Raijin, the southern hemisphere’s first petaflop super computer. “Raijin, named after the Shinto God of thunder, lightning and storms, is a Fujitsu Primergy high-performance, distributed-memory cluster, procured with funding from the Australian Government.”