Call for HPC Access Proposals - March 2014

Researchers are invited to apply for access to NeSI's high performance computing facilities. The call is open until 14 March 2014. This call enables all New Zealand-based researchers to gain access to the country's largest platforms for scientific computing.


  1. Log in
    Click the "Apply for access" button at the top-right hand side of the main navigation menu. If you are new to NeSI, you will be invited to create a researcher profile
  2. Select an allocation class
    The roles of the allocation classes are explained briefly below and in detail on a dedicated page of the website.
  3. Complete the form
    You will be asked for details of the project and the team members involved. You will also be required to agree with NeSI's Access Policy.

Who Can Access NeSI

All New Zealand-based researchers are eligible for HPC access. NeSI's Access Policy is guided by the principle that access to NeSI is available all New Zealand researchers, irresepective of research discipline or institution.

Access is provided under allocation classes. Each class has its own audience:

  • Proposal Development is for projects which formative or new. Use this allocation class to evaluate your software on NeSI’s facilities, gather preliminary results for a funding application and to assess which HPC facility suits your problem the best.
  • Postgraduate enables students to access the HPC facilities without needing to provide evidence of scientific merit for the project.
  • Research is for established research projects. Research groups are granted very large allocations to conduct their research and are eligble for in-depth, expert support from NeSI staff.


The Proposal Development allocation class provides time at no cost on all of our facilities for getting evaluation and testing. NeSI provides a number of HPC facilities. Different problems perform differently on different machines. To get started on each of our facilities, talk to your project advisor once your application has been awarded.

We strongly recommend benchmarking on all of NeSI’s facilities. Understanding where your software runs fastest can greatly speed up your whole research programme.

Event Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 00:00 to Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 00:00