National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)


As a member of the Macquarie University research community you have access to the facilities at National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)


HPC compute

Linux cluster with approx 3600 compute node, 162 Tb of main memory and 12.5 P bytes of storage.

Cloud compute

NCI’s high performance partner cloud is specifically designed for data-intensive computation.

Signing up

To sign up, visit: and complete the 'Sign up here' process.

Note: you must use an email address ending in '' in order for your NCI account to be associated with Macquarie University.

Requesting resources

Once you have signed up you can request access to resources via 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).

Just investigating?

If you wish do some initial investigation/discovery you can request access to the Faculty of Science and Engineering Piloting Environment.

Project Codes:

  • 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

Projects and groups – >

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.

To propose a new project, visit and complete the: Propose a project process.

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.

Getting help

NCI offer a large number of support materials at:

FSE-IT are available to help you get started.

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