The VLSCI Peak Computing Facility (PCF) provides high performance compute infrastructure and computational expertise to Life Sciences researchers across Victoria. The PCF currently operates at 855 Teraflops. To assist researchers to maximize their use of compute time and to get the most out of their allocated resources, the PCF maintains a team of skilled system administrators, programmers and application specialists. For information about the hardware itself, click here.
Researchers apply for access to the computational resources of the VLSCI through a formal Resource Allocation Scheme administered through the Resource Allocation Committee. If you are a newcomer to VLSCI, this section will introduce you to our operations. Others may go directly to apply for access or get help with their work in adjacent sections here...
The Resource Allocation Scheme is the annual program through which PCF resources are granted by the Resource Allocation Committee. Resources are allocated in Service Units which encompass compute hours, disk space usage, excess memory usage and software costs. Existing projects must reapply annually in order to be granted further resources... find out more
Scaling-up life science research to operate on high performance computers cannot be realised without sound technical and scientific advice and collaboration. Facility staff, Life Science Computation Centre staff and IBM Life Science Collaboratory experts provide these services, along with formal training and documentation... find out more