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A high performance computing cluster and storage for the INTERSECT Consortium of NSW

Funding: 2009: $500,000

Project Member(s): Poulton, C., Ford, M., Rahmani, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)

Start year: 2010

Summary: Computational simulation and modelling is a critical element in the advancement of knowledge in science and technology, with cutting-edge research requiring multi-teraflop capacity infrastructure. Presently, the NSW universities' access to systems of appropriate capacity is limited, hampering research progress in a number of intensely competitive fields. The proposed 10 teraflop cluster will boost local access to supercomputing capacity ten fold, and support ARC projects in chemistry, photonics, materials science and nanotechnology, mathematics, physics, engineering, earth systems, and the biosciences, many of which are directed towards national priorities in frontier technologies and Australian environmental sustainability.'

Keywords: High performance computing, Photonics, Earth systems science and Climate change, Computational Chemistry, Materials science and nanotechnology, Computational science and engineering,

FOR Codes: Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences, Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences, Optical Physics, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry not elsewhere classified, Condensed Matter Physics, Chemical sciences, Physical sciences, Earth sciences