The New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) is currently receiving applications for access to its high performance computing (HPC) environments. The first call for access proposals closes on the 31st of May 2012.
Here is a brief introduction into of the terminology that will get you started with NeSI and applying to access to New Zealand's HPC facilities:
- Allocation Classes
Allocation classes enable NeSI to award access for different purposes. It ensures an appropriate balance between the teaching, scientific and evaluative purposes that the NeSI HPC facilities are provided for.
- Proposal Development
The proposal development allocation class is allows people to gain experience using HPC. Access granted under this allocation class is for a relatively small number of CPU hours. It is designed for project teams to learn NeSI processes, develop skills using HPC and evaluate the scalability of their codes.
- Access Policy
NeSI's Access Policy is the authorative guide to the granting of access to its HPC facilities. As you consider submitting an application, do take some time to read through this document.
The national NeSI team is very excited about the new science that will be enabled by granting acess to new researchers. If you have a project that you think may be worthy of consideration, do take the time to submit an application. The process itself will be quite rewarding, as it will be evaluated by some of New Zealand's experts on high performance computing in New Zealand.