The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), which is based at the Australian National University, Canberra, is Australia’s most highly integrated and high performance research computing environment. NCI has had a long-standing business relationship with Fujitsu for over 40 years, which continues to evolve and strengthen over time.
NCI provides world class services to Australian researchers, industry and government. The main objective of their business is to raise the ambition, impact and outcomes of Australian research and help to solve real world problems, such as creating sustainable energy, working towards finding a cure for cancer and many environmental issues.
Fujitsu was commissioned to supply and install a supercomputer, which at the time was one of the biggest and most powerful supercomputers and was the first petaflop system in the Southern Hemisphere. This technology is enabled by Fujitsu and coupled with the expertise within both organisations, allows researchers to accomplish research tasks that were not previously possible, including assisting with cancer research and developing more efficient solar cell technology.