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Apply now for NCI and Pawsey HPC access in 2019

Calls are open for time next year on the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s high-performance computer Magnus and for access to National Computational Infrastructure’s (NCI) resources.

Applications for the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) and Energy and Resources Merit Allocation Scheme close on Friday, 19 October 2018.

If you are interested in using supercomputing resources for your meritorious research between January and December 2019, please consider applying.

Online seminars about the NCMAS application process will be held on Tuesday, 18 September, 3pm–4pm AEST, and Thursday, 20 September 3pm–4pm AEST (more information).

NCMAS supports computational research in all science disciplines across Australia. There are 100 million core hours available on HPC Magnus for this call. NCMAS also provides access to NCI and other resources. 

The Energy and Resources Merit Allocation Scheme supports energy and resources-focused research projects from across Australia. Energy examples include generation, storage and distribution. Resources examples include exploration, minerals extraction and processing, groundwater, and waste management. There are 55.5 million core hours available on HPC Magnus for this call.

Magnus is a petascale supercomputer that supports capability-scale computational research. It is a Cray XC40 system, with 1,488 compute nodes (35,712 cores) using Intel Xeon 'Haswell' CPUs, linked by the Cray Aries interconnect. Some applicants may be allocated onto the Zeus cluster, which contains a CPU partition and a modest GPU partition, so GPU users are also encouraged to apply.

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Pawsey will hold a free roadshow at UQ St Lucia on Thursday, 27 September, to showcase its services and research outcomes to Queensland’s researcher community. It will also hold a Pawsey User Forum that day to get together with users and potential users (more information).