Our Access Policy provides essential information for researchers accessing the following NeSI services:
- HPC Compute and Analytics – provides access to four HPC platforms that host a broad range of high performance software applications and libraries.
- Consultancy and Training – provides access to expert scientific software programmers and training workshops respectively.
This policy outlines the terms and conditions, how access is allocated, and any applicable costs.
A key change to the new policy is the removal of cost recovery from researchers applying for Merit and Post-graduate allocations. This removal of cost to access NeSI HPC eliminates the major barrier reported by researchers in limiting their ability to use NeSI’s platforms, and opens access to our platforms for current and emerging researchers working on New Zealand’s research priorities. Note that Proposal Development allocations are always provided free of charge.
About its Creation
This policy is periodically reviewed and revised in consultation with NeSI’s Board, management team, and users. Members of these groups represent computational science expertise alongside knowledge of the New Zealand research systems funding and management mechanisms.
|3.0||12 May 2015||Major revision|
|1.2||10 July 2013||Added Postgraduate allocation class. Restructured content for readability.|
|1.1||10 July 2012||Minor textual corrections and clarifications around pricing structure.|
|1.0||01 May 2012||First version created.|