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Time: Fast computing

Time - Research at light speed


Applications for 2015 merit-allocated resources close 31 October 2014.


Many researchers use computers but desktop machines only go so far. If your overnight compute jobs run into the next day, if your research waits for a weekend to run, if your computer is limiting the progress of your research, then high performance computing (HPC) is the solution.

High performance computing is used to solve real-world problems of significant scale or detail across a diverse range of disciplines including physics, biology, chemistry, geosciences, climate sciences, engineering and many others.

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Intersect’s HPC facilities

Intersect manages the NSW state facility, Orange, hosted at IC2 in Sydney. In addition to this, Intersect has a partner share in the peak facilities at the National Computational Infrastructure, based at the Australian National University. 


Intersect's HPC Orange was commissioned in March 2013. The SGI 30+ TFlop distributed memory cluster features 100 cluster nodes with 1660 cores powered by the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processor series. QDR InfiniBand® Non-blocking Interconnect technology connects the nodes, and Storage capabilities consist of an SGI NAS Storage Server with Panasas® ActiveStor™ including 200TB of local scratch disk space, 101TB of usable shared storage more details here.

Raijin At NCI

NCI's peak system Raijin is a Fujitsu Primergy high-performance, distributed-memory, cluster based on Intel Sandy Bridge 8-core processors (2.6 GHz) comprising of 57,472 cores in the compute nodes, approximately 160 TBytes of main memory, Infiniband FDR interconnect, and approximately 10 PBytes of usable fast file system (for short-term scratch space). This provides a peak performance of approximately 1.2 PFlops more details here.

Merit-based Resource Allocations

Researchers within the Intersect membership can apply for fully-subsidised resources on Time. Please see the resource allocation page for further details and the application process.

Attribution Policy

If you use merit-allocated resources on Orange or Raijin via the Intersect partner share we request that you acknowledge us. The proposed text is:

Computational (and/or storage) resources used in this work were provided by Intersect Australia Ltd. 

The full attribution policy can be found here.