NEED HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FOR YOUR RESEARCH
The University of Newcastle has a new 20 Teraflop high performance computing (HPC) Grid available to staff and RHD students.
The University of Newcastle has a new high performance computing (HPC) system available to staff and RHD students. This Research Compute Grid is a University funded facility focused on providing computing capacity for Research. It can be used to undertake computer modelling, data analysis or be used as a platform to test and develop computing code prior to running it on National facilities such as the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) based out of Canberra.
This new facility replaces the previous ARCS Linux Research compute Grid and is designed to run Linux simulations in a batch (non-interactive) mode. It is based on DELL servers running Redhat Linux that are combined using the PBS Professional Cluster Management system. It has 648 CPU cores with over 3.5 Terabytes of RAM. In addition it is configured with specialised GPU capacity consisting of NVIDIA and Intel Xeon Phi (MIC) processors for software that can use this type of hardware acceleration. This provides approximately 20 Teraflops of processing capacity to University of Newcastle Researchers.
The Research Compute Grid is set up with similar software to the state (Intersect) and national (NCI) high performance computing facilities, so that jobs on this University grid can be easily migrated to these larger systems.
Technical information about the grid can be found at
The Research Compute Grid is Managed by the Academic & Research Computing Support team (ARCS) within IT Services. To register to use this new grid contact the IT service desk at 17triplezero and request access to the Research Compute Grid (RCG).