Australia to replace Raijin in AU$70m supercomputer upgrade

NCI Raijin

As the nation’s most powerful HPC system nears the end of its life.

The Australian government’s will invest AU$70 million (US$53.6m) to replace the country’s highest performance research supercomputer, Raijin.

The National Computer Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University (ANU) said that it hopes the new high performance computing (HPC) system will be ranked in the top 25 internationally when it is commissioned in early 2019. Funding, provided through the Department of Education and Training, will be AU$69m (US$53m) in 2017-18 and AU$800,000 (US$613,000) in 2018-19.

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