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Distributed Memory Cluster for the Intersect consortium of universities (LE160100002 via Sydney University)

Project Member(s): Ford, M.

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

Start year: 2017

Summary: The NSW research community has a deep history of using HPC to achieve major breakthroughs across a diverse range of disciplines including astrophysics, bioinformatics, environmental science, information technology and engineering. As the use of HPC increases, the application-specific needs of the research community become more diverse, requiring greater flexibility as well as higher performance. The present facility is no longer internationally competitive, and is hampering progress in cutting edge research. The (quantifiable descriptor) cluster will provide a greater than X fold increase and will advance ARC funded projects in diverse fields. Impact Statement: This new supercomputing facility is an important addition to the nation’s research infrastructure, and will enable world leading NSW researchers to continue their ground breaking work in increasingly competitive environments. Much of the research lies in areas of national priority, including Lifting productivity and economic growth. This proposal will enable grand challenge research for leading computational scientists across the consortium of 12 universities in NSW and the ACT, while providing access to approximately 800 additional scientists and 250 computational research projects.

FOR Codes: Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified, Education and Training not elsewhere classified, Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences, Genomics, Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy, Turbulent Flows