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About UC HPC

UC HPC is a high performance e-research computing service facility based at the University of Canterbury. UC HPC facilitates research that depends on access to high performance computational resources.

UC HPC operates in a collaborative partnership with New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), a nation-wide supercomputer network. Our vision is to provide researchers with easy and convenient access to world class supercomputers.

UC HPC currently features an IBM Blue Gene/L, and IBM Blue Gene/P and an IBM
POWER7 cluster. These supercomputers are made available via the KAREN advanced research network and can be accessed via NeSI's computation grid.Jane using UC HPC


UC HPC was established by scientists and engineers in mid 2006 to make it easy and convenient for researchers to use world class supercomputers. Since then, we have introduced hundreds of researchers, including collaborative teams, to world class HPC capabilities. Our original foundation partners include:

  • the MacDiarmid Institute,
  • Victoria University of Wellington,
  • Auckland University of Technology and
  • the University of Canterbury.

UC HPC features the first IBM Blue Gene to be installed in the Southern Hemisphere and an IBM p755 super cluster. The systems are made available via the KAREN advanced research network.

Since mid 2011, UC HPC has partnered with NeSI. With the additional funding received we have upgraded the IBM p575 cluster to an IBM POWER7 cluster and introduced an IBM Blue Gene/P to our services. This collaboration also allows UC HPC to access HPC resources provided by other NeSI collaborators and to provide a wider range of HPC services to all researchers in New Zealand.

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    Christchurch 8140
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