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Prepare for the change from NCI’s Raijin to Gadi

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has released information on its website to help users prepare for the transition from its supercomputers Raijin to Gadi over the next few months.

Gadi is a major upgrade and the machine will be the Canberra-based NCI's newest and fastest Tier-1 high-performance computing cluster. It will be Australia’s fastest supercomputer with up to a 10-fold increase on Raijin.
 
If you have questions or special concerns about how your work may be impacted by the transition from Raijin to Gadi, please contact NCI user support as soon as possible: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
There are a number of things users can do now to prepare for Gadi. All users are strongly encouraged to take action as soon as possible. See the NCI website for more information.
 
Gadi is expected to be available to users in mid-November. Job submissions for Raijin are currently scheduled to end on 23 November and the HPC will go offline on 25 November.
 
This NCI webpage lists the status of third-party software packages currently being prepared for Gadi.  
 
The upgrade from Raijin to Gadi has been made possible with $70 million in Australian Government funding under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
 
Gadi is named after the words ‘to search for’ in the language of the Ngunnawal—the traditional owners of the Canberra region. It is pronounced 'gar-dee'. 
 
See the full NCI press release for more information about Gadi.
 
Last month, NCI closed its National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) application process for time on Gadi in 2020, but you can submit a proposal throughout the year for Gadi’s use via QCIF’s share.