National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
As a member of the Macquarie University research community you have access to the facilities at National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
Linux cluster with approx 3600 compute node, 162 Tb of main memory and 12.5 P bytes of storage.
NCI’s high performance partner cloud is specifically designed for data-intensive computation.
To sign up, visit: my.nci.org.au and complete the 'Sign up here' process.
Note: you must use an email address ending in 'mq.edu.au' in order for your NCI account to be associated with Macquarie University.
Once you have signed up you can request access to resources via my.nci.org.au by either:
- Joining an existing project (if your not sure, request access to FSE pilot project sa4 ); or
- Proposing a new project
All access/allocations need to be approved by either the Project CI or the Macquarie Partnership manager (for a new project).
If you wish do some initial investigation/discovery you can request access to the Faculty of Science and Engineering Piloting Environment.
- sa4 – RAIJIN
- aj58 – TENJIN
Then possibly graduate to requesting your own project in the future.
Joining an existing project
Joining an existing project makes sense if you are joining an existing / established group.
Join a project, via my.nci.org.au:
Find project or group ->
Request Membership using the “Join” tab.
Proposing a new project
For more significant resource request, you may propose a new project.
Projects for student activities are to be requested by supervisors (who then add the student to the project as a researcher).
All new projects need to be approved Macquarie partnership manager.
NCI offer a large number of support materials at: https://nci.org.au/user-support/getting-help/help-resources/
FSE-IT are available to help you get started.