Australian capabilities upgrade

The supercomputer at the National Computational Infrastructure is named after the Japanese god of thunder, lightning and storms - Raijin. It comprises a 1.2 petaflop Fujitsu PRIMERGY cluster, with Mellanox FDR Infiniband interconnect featuring 9 terabytes per second bandwidth.
27 July 2016

The Australian Government will contribute $7 million to a $14 million upgrade of ANU's National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). Matched 'dollar for dollar' by NCI partners, the investment is to increase the facility's supercomputing capability and throughput by 30 per cent.

The government funding is part of an additional $16 million the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Agility Fund has awarded to ten research projects in areas that include urban infrastucture, bioscience, telecommunications and health.

According to the Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, this will be on top of the $150 million of indexed investment the National Innovation and Science Agenda committed for ongoing operations.

Other recipients of the new NCRIS funding include:

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