Research Computing

There are four avenues for UTS researchers to access High Performance Computing (HPC):

  • The UTS eResearch HPC cluster
  • The UTS ARCLab
  • NCI and Intersect's HPC clusters
  • Amazon Web Services

The UTS iHPC (Interactive HPC)

The iHPC (Interactive High Performance Computing) is a unique high performance computing facility (HPC) consisting of a number of clusters. Unlike many other HPC facilities who provide command access only, this facility was designed to give users, many of whom have little or no Unix experience, a fully interactive graphical environment that is similar to the Windows or Mac desktop environment they are used to and yet simultaneously allow users to benefit from the significant performance improvements gained from the use of high end computer hardware.

More Information on this can be found here.

The UTS eResearch HPC cluster

The High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster is an traditional batch job submission system.
This facility provides command line only access to Centos 8 nodes. It is well suited to high CPU or memory usage, long running jobs. It also provides a test-bed for larger HPC projects destined for NCI.

The eResearch team will need to give you access. Simply email eResearch-IT@uts.edu.au to introduce yourself and your requirements to us. For more details see the eResearch HPC page.

National Computing Infrasructure (NCI) and Intersect's HPC clusters

Intersect’s Nectar offering is available to researchers.

NCI's Gadi – The UTS is an official partner with NCI and have a pre-purchased allocation of high-end compute time. This is available to UTS researchers.

Amazon Web Services

Currently S3, EMR and EC2 is available. Note that this is not a free service.