NCMAS 2020 Allocations

Allocations for 2020 were determined in a meeting of the National Computational Merit Allocation Committee at the ANU on 25-26 November 2019.

  • All values are kilo-service units (KSU). For Gadi, 1 cpu-hour is equivalent to 2 service units (SU). For others, 1 cpu-hour is approximately equivalent to 1 service unit (SU).
  • An EMPTY cell indicates that no request was made for that HPC facility.
  • A ZERO (0) allocation indicates a Committee decision to allocate no resources from that HPC facility.
Project Code Lead CI Institution Project Title NCI Gadi Allocation (KSU) Pawsey Magnus Allocation (KSU) Monash MASSIVE Allocation (KSU) UQ FlashLite Allocation (KSU) Total Allocation (KSU)
e14 Matthew England University of NSW Past, present and future climate variability and change in the Southern Hemisphere 26000       26000
y89 Martin Asplund Australian National University 3D magneto-hydrodynamical stellar modelling and 3D non-equilibrium radiative transfer 16000       16000
e31 Derek Leinweber University of Adelaide Electromagnetic Structure of Matter 10000 5000     15000
w47 Evatt Hawkes University of NSW Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Combustion 6000 9000     15000
f97 Julian Gale Curtin University of Technology Atomistic Simulation for Geochemistry and Nanoscience 5000 8000     13000
bq2 Richard Sandberg University of Melbourne High-fidelity simulations of turbomachinery applications 4000 8500     12500
g75 Julio Soria Monash University Investigations of transitional and turbulent shear flows using direct numerical simulations and large eddy simulations 3000 9000 350   12350
g40 Andrew Hogg Australian National University The Dynamics of the Southern Ocean 10000       10000
jh2 Mark Krumholz Australian National University Star Formation and Feedback in a Turbulent Interstellar Medium 10000       10000
dc7 Vincent Wheatley University of Queensland Scramjet-based Access-to-Space and Planetary Entry 6000 3000     9000
ek9 Christoph Federrath Australian National University Modelling Turbulence, the Formation of the First Stars, Magnetised Clouds, Supernova Explosions, and Binary Star Formation 8000       8000
e87 Irene Yarovsky Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Theoretical Investigation of novel materials for industrial and biomedical applications 4000 4000     8000
n81 Jason Evans University of NSW Regional Climate Modelling in Australia 5000 1200     6200
f81 Michelle Coote Australian National University Computer-aided Chemical Design of Catalysts and Control Agents 6000       6000
fr2 Sean Smith Australian National University Computational Nanomaterials Science and Engineering 4000 2000     6000
m72 Alan Mark University of Queensland Modelling of the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean 4000 2000     6000
g46 Catherine Stampfl University of Sydney First-Principles Investigations of Processes and Properties in Catalysis, Coatings, and Devices 5000 500     5500
fb2 Daniel Chung University of Melbourne Direct numerical simulation of wall-bounded and buoyancy-driven turbulent flows 2600 2800     5400
fc8 Debra Bernhardt University of Queensland New materials, structures and fluids for catalysis, battery technologies and sensors. 3000 2000     5000
fh6 Alexander Heger Monash University 3D Simulations of Core-Collapse Supernovae and their Progenitors 2400 2500     4900
k96 Ekaterina Pas Monash University Fully ab initio large-scale calculations for the prediction of physiochemical properties of condensed systems, polymers and proteins. 4800       4800
d35 Igor Bray Curtin University of Technology Atomic Collision Theory 500 4000     4500
dv1 Tiffany Walsh Deakin University Development and application of soft-matter/nano interfacial simulations 3000 1200     4200
ds2 Bishakhdatta Gayen University of Melbourne The role of convection and turbulent mixing in ocean circulation 4000       4000
d77 Hugh Blackburn Monash University Simulation of Transitional and Turbulent Flows for Engineering Applications 2800 1000     3800
m49 Aijun Du Queensland University of Technology Nanomaterials for Energy, Nanoelectronics and Environmental Applications: Contribution from Modelling towards Rational Design 2400 1300     3700
m18 Louis Moresi Australian National University Instabilities in the convecting mantle and lithosphere 2000 1700     3700
ds0 Nathan Bindoff University of Tasmania Turbulence and mixing in the Southern Ocean 3600       3600
y99 Katrin Meissner University of NSW Abrupt climate change events in the past, present and future 3600       3600
g15 Ben Corry Australian National University Simulation studies of biological and synthetic channels 1600 2000     3600
ev5 Ben Thornber University of Sydney Variable Density Compressible Turbulent Mixing 3000 400     3400
q97 Dietmar Mueller University of Sydney Geodynamics and evolution of sedimentary systems 3000 250     3250
ol9 Adrian Pudsey Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Aerothermodynamics of High Speed Flight and Enabling Technologies 3200       3200
dv9 Amir Karton University of Western Australia High-level quantum chemistry: From theory to thermochemical and biochemical application 3000       3000
m65 Christoph Arns University of NSW Integration of conventional and digital core analysis 3000       3000
d71 Mark Thompson Monash University Transition, stability and control of bluff body flows 2000 1000     3000
dd7 Toby Allen Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Mechanisms of ion channel function and modulation. 1000 2000     3000
ga9 Suresh Bhatia University of Queensland Interfacial Barriers for the Transport of Nanoconfined Fluids 2000 750     2750
d39 Leo Radom University of Sydney Structural and Mechanistic Chemistry 2700       2700
mk63 Nicole STANFORD University of South Australia A first principles approach to understanding real engineering materials 2500       2500
kn6 Mohsen Talei University of Melbourne Developing predictive tools for cleaner combustion 500 2000     2500
xd2 Rhodri Davies Australian National University Revealing the 4-D Evolution of Earth's Engine 2400       2400
cw7 Junming Ho University of NSW Accelerating the Design of Novel Catalysts and Drugs through Computational Chemistry 2000 400     2400
n67 Kerry Hourigan Monash University Advanced Modelling of Fluid-Structure Interactions 1500 750     2250
w27 Nikhil Medhekar Monash University Enabling Functional Properties of Nanoscale Materials using Atomistic Simulations 1000 1200     2200
y82 David Edwards University of Western Australia Analysis of complex genomes   2100 50 20 2170
ad73 (12585) Rajib Rahman University of NSW Multiscale Multiphysics Simulations of Silicon Quantum Information Processing Units 2000       2000
dv3 Yan Jiao University of Adelaide Design Electrocatalysts Materials for Clean Energy Conversion by DFT 2000       2000
v43 Simon Ringer University of Sydney Exploring structure-property correlations in advanced materials: Nexus between computational simulation and atomic resolution microscopy 2000       2000
p88 Zhe Liu University of Melbourne Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for Alloy Design 1000 1000     2000
12632 Richard Matear CSIRO Annual to Decadal Climate Forecasting   2000     2000
d64 Andrew Rohl Curtin University of Technology Modelling of the Effects of Solvent, Additives and Defects on Crystallisation   2000     2000
q95 Megan O'Mara Australian National University Biomolecular recognition, self-assembly and dynamics 1600 250     1850
rt83 Ashley Ruiter UNSW Canberra Formation channels of thermonuclear supernova progenitors and white dwarf transients 1800       1800
y41 Michelle Spencer Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Modelling Nanoscale Materials for Sensing and Device Applications 800 800 150   1750
k10 Shayne McGregor Monash University Predicting and understanding Australia's regional rainfall distribution in a changing climate 1700       1700
nm03 Callum Shakespeare Australian National University Wave-eddy-mean flow dynamics 1600       1600
r15 Kevin Walsh University of Melbourne South Pacific High-resolution Climate Model Simulations 1600       1600
d85 Cheong Xin Chan University of Queensland Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Microbes from Diverse Environments 1000     600 1600
up6 Steven Sherwood University of NSW Rethinking atmospheric physics to resolve climate enigmas 1500       1500
v15 Haibo Yu University of Wollongong Molecular Simulations of Enzymatic Catalysis and Computer-Aided Molecular Design 1500       1500
fb3 Craig O'Neill Macquarie University Towards a geodynamics millenium run 1000 500     1500
12566 Jian-Feng Nie Monash University Simulation of interactions between solutes and lattice defects in advanced magnesium alloys using deep learned potentials   1500     1500
12635 Melanie Johnston-Hollitt Curtin University of Technology Mapping Large-Scale Structure Formation with the Murchison Widefield Array   1500     1500
fa4 Jason Sharples University of NSW Modelling and simulation of dynamic bushifre propagation 1440       1440
f25 John Young UNSW Canberra Fluid-Structure Interactions in Biological and Biomedical Systems 1400       1400
xu1 Ricardo Mancera Curtin University of Technology Large scale molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecular systems 500 750     1250
fk5 Lars Goerigk University of Melbourne Theoretical and Computational Quantum Chemistry Including Development of Computational Methods and Computational Materials Science 1200       1200
fm5 Ivo Seitenzahl UNSW Canberra Hydrodynamical explosion simulations and radiative transfer for thermonuclear and core-collapse supernovae 1200       1200
12548 Cathryn Trott Curtin University of Technology Detecting the Epoch of Reionisation with the Murchison Widefield Array   1200     1200
n69 Fabio Capitanio Monash University 4-D Numerical Models of Plate Tectonics Subduction with an Upper Plate 1100       1100
eu82 Sang Lee University of South Australia Novel whole-genome approaches to capture the latent genetic architecture of complex traits 1020       1020
gg96 (12526) Nicholas Williamson University of Sydney TRANSITION AND TURBULENCE IN LOW AND HIGH TEMPERATURE NATURAL CONVECTION 1000       1000
tn40 (12579) Sebastien Allgeyer Australian National University Earth deformation and mass transport 1000       1000
ki24 (12623) Chris Power University of Western Australia Low-Mass Galaxies as Testbeds of Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation 1000       1000
lv15 (12642) Susan Clark Garvan Institute of Medical Research Computational analysis of Epigenome diversity and inheritance patterns 1000       1000
br86 Rey Cheng Chin University of Adelaide Numerical simulations of rough wall turbulence: A control's approach 1000       1000
cj52 Aman G. Kidanemariam University of Melbourne Direct numerical simulation of turbulent shallow flows with deformable free-surface 1000       1000
mp5 Susanna Guatelli University of Wollongong Development of Monte Carlo simulation tools for medical physics applications 1000       1000
n23 Russell Boyce UNSW Canberra Physics of the interactions between high-speed craft and their environment 1000       1000
nf4 Graham Heinson University of Adelaide 3D Geophysical Imaging for the Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP) 1000       1000
pa4 Simon Illingworth University of Melbourne Reduced-order models of wall-bounded turbulence 1000       1000
rj76 Marie-Emilie Gauthier University of NSW Comprehensive investigation of noncoding biology in high-risk paediatric cancers 1000       1000
te53 Simon Easteal Australian National University The National Centre for Indigenous Genomics 1000       1000
v05 Nicolas Flament University of Wollongong 4D relationships between supercontinents and mantle convection 1000       1000
zx7 Yi Du University of Wollongong Simulation on atomic and electronic structures of 2D materials 1000       1000
h66 Gregory Sheard Monash University Two-dimensionalisation of MHD turbulence and ultimate horizontal convection regimes 500 500     1000
iz4 Justin Leontini Swinburne University of Technology Oscillatory flows in complex geometries 0 1000     1000
ew6 Simon Campbell Monash University Convective-Reactive Nuclear Burning and Turbulence Boundaries in Stars   1000     1000
p87 Nigel Marks Curtin University of Technology Atomistic Modelling of Carbon Nanostructures   1000     1000
ch81 (12251) Katherine Belov University of Sydney Establishing an immunogenetic ark for Australian threatened species 900     27 927
g23 Meredith Jordan University of Sydney Molecular Interactions 900       900
lg8 Liangzhi Kou Queensland University of Technology Two-dimensional multiferroics and coupling with topological insulators for next generation electronics 600 250     850
d36 Iwan Jensen Flinders University Exact Enumerations in Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics 800       800
dp0 Alister Page University of Newcastle Quantum Chemical Modelling of Nanoscale Chemical Processes 800       800
fz8 Jared Cole Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology The materials science of transport and decoherence in quantum devices. 800       800
h72 Salvy Russo Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Prediction of the Properties of Materials and Nanomaterials 800       800
no2 Michael Ford University of Technology, Sydney Nanostructured Materials for Energy Efficiency Applications 800       800
q90 Robyn Schofield University of Melbourne Atmosphere-Ocean Coupled Chemistry Climate Modelling of Ozone and Aerosols 800       800
v88 Ting Liao Queensland University of Technology Theoretical Design of Oxides Based Materials for Energy Application 800       800
gq19 (12613) Vanessa Hayes University of Sydney Establishing a Genomic Signature for High-Risk Prostate Cancer 760       760
jy88 (12588) Liang Cheng University of Western Australia Optimising design and operation of offshore oil and gas facilities using numerical modelling 500 250     750
nx39 (12616) Vassili Kitsios CSIRO Ensemble Kalman filter state and parameter estimation of CMIP resolution global climate models 500 250     750
ep0 Judy Hart University of NSW Design and development of new inexpensive photoactive materials for efficient hydrogen production and biomedical applications 500 250     750
fc2 Evelyne Deplazes University of Technology, Sydney Tapping into nature's pharmacy cabinet - molecular simulations to facilitate peptide-derived pharmaceuticals 500 250     750
m45 Andrew Ooi University of Melbourne Understanding the Development of Cardiovascular Diseases Using Advanced Tools in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Artificial Intelligence 500 250     750
na4 Lloyd Hollenberg University of Melbourne Quantum Computer Device Simulations 500 250     750
q75 Andrew Hung Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Developing New Treatments for Pain 500 250     750
to21 HA BUI Monash University Understanding the micromechanical origin of liquefaction in silty soils using advanced computational approach 500 250     750
y84 Jingxian Yu University of Adelaide Spin-selective Electron Transfer in Chiral Peptides 500 250     750
12268 Iver Cairns University of Sydney Solar Imaging with the Murchison Widefield Array and Advanced Simulations of Coronal Mass Ejections and Their Radio Emissions   750     750
bt62 (12599) Santiago Badia Monash University Scalability assessment of the parallel h-adaptive aggregated unfitted FE method with complex domains and multiple scale problems 600       600
k02 David Wilson La Trobe University Quantum Chemical Molecular Properties 500     60 560
hm82 (12227) Ruta Gupta Other Australian Government Department Bringing Head and Neck Cancer to the 21st Century 500       500
qt76 (12562) Sudha Mokkapati Monash University A flexible platform: Nanotechnology enabled compound semiconductor solar cells 500       500
qq78 (12565) Eduardo Eyras Australian National University Large-scale multi-cohort discovery of clinical markers in childhood acute leukaemia 500       500
ac76 (12573) Albert Van Dijk Australian National University National biodiversity trends and accounts 500       500
cj47 (12581) Alpeshkumar Malde Griffith University Development and Applications of Computational Methods in Drug Design 500       500
bq82 (12587) Xiuwen Zhou University of Queensland Rational design of light-emitting plastics for next generation lighting and displays 500       500
bb55 (12591) Martina Lessio University of Sydney Computational Design of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Heavy Metal Removal from Water 500       500
kj17 (12598) Bram Hoex University of NSW Modelling of Transition Metal Oxide Materials for Energy Harvesting and Conversion 500       500
ep13 (12614) Daniel Harrison Southern Cross University Modelling solar radiation interventions for coral bleaching mitigation 500       500
dq12 (12615) Shane Keating University of NSW Consequences of ocean wave modulation on fundamental air-sea turbulent fluxes 500       500
xh82 (12621) Balazs Csaba Monash University Cornering supersymmetry with GAMBIT 500       500
ek27 (12624) Matthew McGee Monash University Comparative lifespan genomics in fishes 500       500
cz12 (12627) Fatemeh Salehi Macquarie University Spray droplet characterisation 500       500
cz84 (12628) Christopher Leonardi University of Queensland Direct numerical simulation of multiphase and multicomponent flows relevant to unconventional gas production 500       500
ii28 (12630) Ivan Kassal University of Sydney Charge and energy transport in disordered functional materials 500       500
gv24 (12633) Chloe Leach University of Melbourne Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program (VCMP) 500       500
eb09 (12639) Marc Parlange Monash University Turbulence structure of extreme winds in hurricanes 500       500
d43 Brian Yates University of Tasmania Designing Better Catalysts 500       500
d59 Adrian Sheppard Australian National University X-ray micro-tomography to probe the structure and properties of complex and hierarchical materials 500       500
d63 Jeffrey Reimers University of Technology, Sydney Modelling of Chemical Systems Including Molecular Excited States, Photosynthesis, and Molecular Electronics Applications 500       500
db2 Timothy Garoni Monash University Design, analysis and application of Monte Carlo methods in statistical mechanics 500       500
dp6 Maria Forsyth Deakin University Computational investigation of new selective transport materials 500       500
f02 Adam Trevitt University of Wollongong Computational Investigation of the Chemistry of Reactive Intermediates 500       500
f91 Serdar Kuyucak University of Sydney Free Energy Simulations of Ion Channels and Transporters 500       500
fd28 Anna Herring Australian National University Understanding pore-scale displacement mechanisms relevant to geologic CO2 sequestration using multiphase lattice-Boltzmann models 500       500
fd8 Andrew Neely UNSW Canberra Fluid-thermal-structural interactions for high-speed flight and propulsion 500       500
ff86 Khandis Blake University of NSW Using Big Twitter Data to Understand Global Patterns in Men’s Rights Activism and Misogyny Online 500       500
fz2 Allan Canty University of Tasmania Catalysis and Organometallic Chemistry 500       500
g16 Ravi Jagadeeshan Monash University Sticky polymers in flow: Nexus between microscopic and macroscopic dynamics 500       500
ho87 Neha Gandhi Queensland University of Technology Molecular dynamics simulations of protein folding in solution and at surfaces/interfaces 500       500
iu57 Ziqi Sun Queensland University of Technology Computational Design of Two-Dimensional Hybrids Based Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Application 500       500
k32 Ian Dance University of NSW Computational Bio-inorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry 500       500
ku36 Jatin Kala Murdoch University Can land surface radiation management reduce the intensity of heat waves? 500       500
m19 Jenny Fisher University of Wollongong The use of state-of-the-art 3-D chemical transport modelling to unravel the effects of atmospheric chemistry on climate 500       500
ng6 Joseph Horvat University of Wollongong Blue shift of terahertz absorption lines for molecular crystals 500       500
no1 LiangChi Zhang University of NSW An integral approach for the defect-free fabrication of high-integrity systems 500       500
o85 Claudio Cazorla University of NSW Nano-structured multifunctional materials for solid-state cooling (continuation project) 500 0     500
p39 Elizabeth Krenske University of Queensland Computational Modelling of Molecular Structure and Reactivity 500       500
p45 Luming Shen University of Sydney Modelling high strain rate responses of unsaturated porous media 500       500
q96 Chenghua Sun Swinburne University of Technology Computer-Aided Materials Design for Clean Energy 500       500
qk9 Timothy Trudgian UNSW Canberra Verifying the Riemann hypothesis to a new record height 500       500
qp77 Petra Heil University of Tasmania Tracking changes in Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice motion 500       500
to55 John Miners Flinders University The structural basis for selective and cooperative ligand binding by human drug and chemical metabolising cytochrome P450 enzymes: Application of molecular dynamics 500       500
v08 David Huang University of Adelaide Multi-scale modelling of soft condensed matter in functional materials 500       500
v46 Claire Vincent University of Melbourne Clouds, rain and Climate: Mapping a hierarchy of cloud and rainfall processes to our global climate system. 500       500
w22 Peter Rayner University of Melbourne Multi-scale atmospheric composition: climate and chemistry (MSAC-CAC) 500       500
wy28 Klaus Regenauer-lieb University of NSW Tyree X-Ray Facility 500       500
x01 Anatoli Kheifets Australian National University Time-space resolved photoelectron emission 500       500
x80 Peter Gill University of Sydney Development and application of new quantum chemistry algorithms 500       500
xn6 Elizabeth Ritchie-Tyo UNSW Canberra Tropical Cyclone Studies 500       500
zb40 Thi Ta University of Wollongong Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Aqueous Triblock Copolymer Lubricants in Metal Forming Applications 500       500
12226 Joel Brugger Monash University The metal factory: role of aqueous fluids in metal cycling in subduction zones 0 500     500
ja3 Matthew Whiting CSIRO ASKAP Pilot Survey Science   500     500
a57 Patrick Burr University of NSW Energy materials degradation 0 250 200   450
12578 Natasha Hurley-Walker Curtin University of Technology Deep and Wide Surveys with the Murchison Widefield Array   400     400
v71 Aibing Yu Monash University Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems 0 250 50   300
ca11 Tim Gould Griffith University A roadmap for the inclusion of weak forces in structural prediction 0 250     250
fu4 Fangbao Tian UNSW Canberra Dynamics, learning and control of fast gait transitions in fish swimming using deep reinforcement learning 0 250     250
qc75 Yuan Mei CSIRO Deep Earth Imaging: molecular simulation of mineral and geological fluids 0 250     250
12190 Mark Agostino Curtin University of Technology Computational structural investigation of molecular interactions in cancer biology and neurological disorders   250     250
12221 Xihong Zhang Curtin University of Technology Analysis and Design of Fast-laying Interlocking Brick System against Earthquake Loading   250     250
12223 Roger Huerlimann James Cook University Using genetic approaches to increase aquaculture productivity and animal health   250     250
12576 Paul Hancock Curtin University of Technology Image based transient detection with the Murchison Widefield Array   250     250
12625 Tim Silk Deakin University Neuroimaging of the Children's Attention Project (NICAP)     250   250
fb7 Naotsugu Tsuchiya Monash University Computational approaches towards the neuronal basis of consciousness     250   250
tc42 Barry Doyle University of Western Australia Using high-performance computing to understand cardiovascular biomechanics and improve patient outcomes   250     250
y94 Paul Cally Monash University Numerical modelling of MHD and partial ionization effects in the solar atmosphere   250     250
dy4 Andrew Melatos University of Melbourne Neutron stars and their gravitational wave emission: extreme nuclear physics laboratories     200   200
11884 Gregory Lumpkin Other Australian Government Department Atomistic Simulations of Nuclear Materials     150   150
rw5 Lei Wang University of Wollongong Exploring National Treasure: Automatic Photo Search for the Large Collection of National Archives of Australia     120   120
11893 Ivan Lee University of South Australia Marine big data: sustainable fisheries and environmental monitoring based on underwater vision     100   100
u71 Marc Wilkins University of NSW High Performance Computing Analysis of Genome Sequences 0     20 20
12631 Alexandra Pavlova Monash University Testing for genomic signatures of genetic problems in threatened wildlife populations       20 20
12641 Alexander Mikheyev Australian National University Understanding the advantages of sex, using asexual lineages       20 20
TOTALS (KSU) 284420 103950 1870 767 391007