National HPC Service

The National HPC Service (NS) is the primary mechanism through which researchers gain access to ICHEC general-purpose computing resources. These resources are available to all researchers based in Irish third-level institutions, including undergraduate students, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and other academic staff. 

Since 2005, ICHEC has procured and operated a number of HPC Platforms up to and including the Kay supercomputer which reached its 5 year end of life in November 2023. Due to a delay in the national funding of the replacement system, CASPIr, an interim platform was required to provide the compute cycles for the National HPC Service and hence the Interim National Service currently runs on the Meluxina system but continues to be supported by ICHEC. 

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