RACE Hub - RMIT AWS Cloud Supercomputing Hub

The first Australian University to implement a dedicated commercial cloud supercomputing facility.

RMIT is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AARNet to be the first Australian university to implement a dedicated commercial cloud supercomputing facility – RACE Hub, enabling true scalable and elastic high-powered computing to support digital innovation.

By combining the industry-leading cloud capabilities of AWS and the latest fibre network technologies from AARNet, RMIT is set to access tremendous connectivity and HPC processing power and provide seamless access to all our researchers, academics, students and industry partners.

 

Our Vision

To be the first Australian university to implement a dedicated Commercial Cloud Supercomputing facility to drive digital innovation.

Our Mission

To provide AWS-oriented services, training and expert support to enable RMIT staff to maximise the scientific return from the existing data and computing infrastructure.

Research Areas

How to access RACE

We plan to provide the following access schemes:

Merit Allocation Scheme

This scheme will provide RMIT researchers with “free” access to AWS related services (e.g. EC2, S3) through a merit-based selection process. RACE Hub will also provide the relevant training, technical consultation and expert service to lower the technical barrier and maximise the scientific return.

Start-up Scheme

This scheme will provide eligible RMIT PhD students and early career researchers with certain AWS credits and enable them to use the relevant AWS cloud services to advance their research.

Pay for Service Scheme

This scheme will enable RMIT staff to access AWS cloud services at a discounted rate. RACE Hub will also provide the relevant training, technical consultation and expert service to lower the technical barrier and maximise the scientific return.

Industry Partner Scheme

This scheme will promote and support academic-industry collaborations.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.