High-performance computing

High-performance computing
October 3, 2014 Fuller

We provide world-class high-performance computing (HPC) facilities and expert user support, enabling South Australia’s research community to conduct advanced research and development locally, and to collaborate in national partnerships.

Access to these services as well as training and support are provided for a fee, which is generally forwarded to the user’s institution. In most cases, the institutions do not pass costs on to the researcher, but this can be changed at the discretion of your institution.  Read more about our general conditions of use. 

If you have complex data processing or analysis jobs to perform, talk to us to find out how HPC resources can help or read our HPC frequently asked questions.

Our HPC facilities

We maintain extensive supercomputing facilities, giving South Australian researchers from all institutions access to shared infrastructure.


The new TANGO HPC is part of a specialised hardware cluster built using a combination of Dell EMC and VMWare, hardware and software technologies to deliver a powerful computational solution.  This platform consists of core technologies that allows us easy and fast expansion for the delivery of high performance computational resources.

Read more about TANGO HPC.

Clusters in the cloud

With the Emu cluster in the cloud, it is now easy for researchers to use the Australian Research Cloud for computational work such as simulation, modeling and data processing, in the same way they use high-performance computers such as TANGO HPC. Read more about Emu cluster in the cloud.

  • “The supercomputing facilities at eResearch SA permit analysis of a host of interesting problems in evolutionary biology. It is the only computer system in SA that can perform certain complex calculations required to infer large evolutionary trees and associated patterns of evolution.”  
    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut
  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • “Open source intelligence is about extracting information from blogs, news sites and social media platforms, any information that can be freely accessed online. There’s way too much information out there for an individual or group of people to comprehend, so we have created automated tools to allow our users to extract the data they need...access to the latest technology allow[s] us to continue to provide the best platforms to our end-users.”
    David BlockowData to Decisions CRC
  • "The eRSA support is very personal and solution-focused and not just a brushing off 'it's-your-fault-check-your-code' kind of support which one sometimes gets from University tech supports. I very much appreciate the help."  
    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University
  • "eResearch capabilities ... ensure we can continue to use the latest methods available in our field. The hope is that through the use of these technologies, we will be able to achieve some research outcomes that may otherwise not have been possible.”  
    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA

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