National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme 2020

The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) opens 2nd August, 2019. NCMAS enables groups to access National High Performance Computing infrastructure at no cost to researchers.

Eligibility criteria and application requirements are strict, including the need for preliminary results generated on the platform being applied for. The Sydney Informatics Hub (SIH) are providing assistance to University of Sydney researchers with preparing their applications and preliminary results for NCMAS.

SIH will be hosting information sessions to present an overview of what these requirements are and how SIH can assist researchers in meeting them to promote a successful outcome. We will also provide an overview of other researcher computing services available to University of Sydney researchers.

Researchers whose computational needs for 2020 will exceed that provided by Artemis HPC are encouraged to attend.

Updated information on NCMAS can be found here

For further information about NCMAS or how SIH can assist with your application please contact

Upcoming NCMAS2020 Information Sessions

A Zoom link will be provided for the sessions closer to the event.

Main Campus - Camperdown

Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), D17
Seminar Room 1.2
Wednesday 17th July
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Please register your attendance for the CPC session.


Conference room, Plant Breeding Institute
107 Cobbitty Rd, Cobbitty NSW 2570
Wednesday 17th July
11:00am - 12:00am

Please register your attendance for the Camden/Cobbitty session.

Main Campus - Darlington

Faculty of Engineering and IT
School of Information Technologies (SIT), J12
Room 509
Wednesday 24th July
11:00am - 12:00am

Please register your attendance for the FEIT session

Join this session remotely through Zoom.

SIH NCMAS2020 presentation slides