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Supply, Installation and Maintenance of a Supercomputer System for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian National University
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By this RFT, the Commonwealth of Australia ('the Commonwealth') represented by and acting through the Bureau of Meteorology ('the Bureau'), an Executive Agency of the Commonwealth, invites tenderers to provide specific information regarding the supply, installation, maintenance, and support of two (2) balanced, high performance, parallel computational systems and peripheral equipment - one will meet the Bureau's operational service and development requirements and the other to meet the computational science requirements, operational and associated development requirements for the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) system to be located at the Australian National University (ANU) supercomputer facility.
It is intended that the supply of the supercomputer systems, and their interoperability and capability, will meet the research science requirements of the new joint Bureau/CSIRO Centre of Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), established in 2007, Australian Community Climate Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) program, and the earth system science user community.
In addition, this RFT also invites tenderers to provide details for an option to supply, install, maintain, and provide vendor managed data hosting facilities for an additional capability to meet the research science requirements of the joint Bureau/CSIRO CAWCR, ACCESS program, and the general earth science user community.
This RFT will be conducted by the Bureau/CSIRO High Performance Computing and Communications Centre (HPCCC). The Bureau will be the lead agency and point of contact for tenderers under this RFT, however, the Bureau and the ANU will jointly evaluate the tenders.