Research computing

The University of Wollongong offers Partner Share access to Australia’s fastest supercomputer, Gadi, as part of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Collaboration Agreement. The UOW Partner Share serves as the university’s computational cluster.

UOW researchers are also encouraged to apply for competitive time on NCI resources through the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS). Researchers may use the UOW Partner Share to benchmark their code to strengthen NCMAS applications. The UOW HPC Steering Committee can provide feedback on applications before submission.

Access & support

Applications for HPC resources by academic staff (for new and existing projects) are welcome, and are governed by the UOW HPC Steering Committee.

Requests for access are initially reviewed by the HPC Steering Committee Chair and the Research Services Office, and endorsed by the full HPC Steering Committee at meetings throughout the year.

Applications for HPC resources by current students are welcome but proposed projects must be led by an established academic staff member (post-doc equivalent or higher).

UOW's internal HPC resource home page provides staff and students with information on our NCI partner share and more.

Upcoming deadlines for compute and storage requests

  • Q1 2021 - Monday 18th January 2021
  • Q2 2021 - Monday 29th March 2021
  • Q3 2021 - Monday 28th June 2021
  • Q4 2021 - Monday 27th September 2021

HPC support

Operational HPC support requests (e.g. queue issues, compilation failures, application/library installation requests etc.) are processed by our support partner, NCI.

Technical specifications for NCI Gadi can be found here.