The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is Australia’s leading high-performance data, storage and computing organisation, providing expert services to benefit all domains of science, government and industry. We bring the Australian Government and the Australian research sector together through a broad collaboration involving the largest national science agencies, universities, and industry partners.
As the home of the high-performance computing needs of so many research organisations across the country, our highly integrated scientific computing facility provides world-class services to thousands of researchers every year. It delivers groundbreaking scientific outcomes, new, enhanced and advanced technologies, and critical insights that inform and benefit public policy. Our combination of infrastructure and expertise enables high-impact research and innovation that is otherwise impossible to undertake.
In synergy with and in support of the Australian government’s premier research funding bodies, NCI supports an internationally competitive research environment that attracts and retains leading researchers in Australia.
Custodians of the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, its highest performance research cloud, some of its fastest filesystems, and its largest national research data repository, the NCI technical staff are renowned nationally and internationally for their expertise. Locally, in a reflection of their passion for their roles, they are known for their constant dedication to maintaining NCI’s services at any time.
Our mission is to deliver to the Australian research sector computational capability and enhanced services that enable transformational outcomes to be achieved for Australia’s industry, its environment, its higher education sector, its public policy formulation and Australian society more broadly.
- NCI is research and outcomes driven, innovating and evolving our services portfolio to deliver on researchers’ requirements, institutional research needs, and national research priorities.
- NCI delivers national benefits by enhancing the outcomes of research projects undertaken by government, science agencies, universities and industry across the country.
- NCI’s research-driven agenda is underpinned by deep engagement with a broad range of research organisations, centres and communities across Australia and the world, which drives the relevance, agility and value of our services.
- NCI’s infrastructure, expertise and experience deliver transformational outcomes that are world-leading.
As Australian research becomes ever more reliant on computational methods, a reliable and innovative high-performance computing platform is required. That is why NCI is pushing the boundaries of what a high-performance computing and high-performance data facility can offer. The colocation and integration of peta-scale data storage with petaflop supercomputing is critical to making data science innovation possible for Australian research.
COFFEE CART SPONSOR
The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is a transformational initiative that enables the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, leading edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high quality data.
We work with our stakeholders to deliver a successful research data commons. Our five strategic themes will support the development of a nationally coordinated resource for Australian researchers.
Coordination and coherence: Facilitating an Australian research data commons.
People and policy: Transforming culture and community.
Data and services: Maximising the value of Australia’s data assets.
Software and platforms: Enabling research insights and supporting collaboration.
Storage and compute: Providing foundation infrastructure.
The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Visit our website at www.ardc.edu.au for more information.
Find out more about our strategy at http://ardc.edu.au/about/our-strategy/
Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is the not-for-profit company that operates Australia’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Our shareholders are 38 Australian universities and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
We provide high-capacity, leading-edge Internet and other advanced communications services to the nation’s universities, health and other research organisations, as well as schools, vocational training providers and cultural institutions. AARNet serves over one million end users who access the network and services through shareholder and other customer institutions. The role of AARNet’s eResearch program is to assist researchers to realise the full potential of the Network.
Name: Carina Kemp, Director, eResearch
TEA BREAK SPONSOR
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