ANU to receive $7 million for world-class computing services

The Australian National University will benefit from $7 million of funding as part of the Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy’s network.

The funding comes on the back of a $16 million announcement yesterday by Minister Birmingham, for 10 critical research projects around the country.  The Australian National University will receive funding for the National Computational Infrastructure project.  

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja today welcomed the new funding which will be used to replace and upgrade current equipment for the NCI project which services 3400+ users with 10-15 new users every week.

“This money will provide a much needed upgrade to equipment and services to enable and support the full spectrum of research and innovation.  The project provides Australian researchers with world-class high-end computing services, a facility beyond the capacity of any single institution,” Senator Seselja said. 

The National Computation Infrastructure project is driven by national research priorities and sustained by a collaboration of national universities and agencies including ANU, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia and the Australian Research Council.     

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