QBI's Information Technology group has a proud tradition of designing, engineering and implementing cutting edge storage, high performance computing and infrastructure innovations to further the industry and cope with the significant demands of research.

QBI's Information Technology services group provides comprehensive support services for desktop, server and high performance computing infrastructure. The group supports around 400 Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux/UNIX end user laptops, desktops and workstations. QBI IT provides access to multiple high-performance computing facilities including a dense 1600 core HPC installation with 8TB of globally shared memory and 400TB of directly attached storage Infiniband. 

QBI-IT provide backline infrastructure support for many critical components of scientific equipment, including highly specialised workstations packed with solid state disk, high end graphics processing units and high resolution visualisation systems.

The group manage a world-class large-scale archival storage facility, consisting of an ultra high performance flash/SSD storage tier, ~1PB of high performance near line disk and a peta-scale geographically distributed tape silo arrangement.

The group provides calendaring, web services and database facilities for internal users. Networking in QBI consists of gigabit (1GbE) to every desktop and end user device, with 10GbE switching for every floor and specialised fileserver.

QBI works closely with the respective vendors of the specialised computing equipment employed in the building, constantly looking for newer, faster and more efficient ways to aid and enhance the services provided to enable research.

QBI-IT is currently staffed by 4 individuals, each with a specialised background in different aspects of computer science. The group is managed by the Senior Information Technology Manager, Jake Carroll. The staff members wide ranging capabilities extend from basic desktop support services, through to infrastructure engineering, software development and high performance computing specialisation.

For further information on this facility please contact QBI IT.

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