Connecting big data with high performance computing for climate science

  • Jakob, Christian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Bindoff, Nathaniel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Catto, Jennifer (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dommenget, Dietmar (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Downes, Stephanie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • England, Matthew H. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Evans, Jason (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gayen, Bishakhdatta (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hall, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hogg, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Holbrook, Neil (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Karoly, David John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lane, Todd P. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nikurashin, Maxim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pitman, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Reeder, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Schofield, Robyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sherwood, Steven (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Spence, J Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Walsh, Kevin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Williams, Allan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Botten, Lindsay (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Colman, Robert (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hirst, Anthony (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Moise, Aurel (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Pugh, Tim (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Wilkinson, Ross (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science is a key user of the National Computational
Infrastructure facility (NCI). Our research requires massive data integrated with high performance computing
in an operational facility. We are severely limited in our use of NCI by fast disk capacity that is simultaneously
connected to NCI long-term storage, cloud and high performance computing. We will resolve this limitation,
installing 1.7 petabytes of storage, to transform the efficiency of our use of NCI. This will enable far more
ambitious science to be undertaken. We will use this investment to launch our transformation from petascale
to exascale problems and communicate the lessons learned to other research communities in Australia.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/15


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)