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National Servers Program
What is the National Servers Program?
The National Servers Program is the hoster of critical e-Research services for the Australian research community. Uniquely Australian, the NSP provides a robust national network of virtual servers and platforms to support many eResearch services such as the operations for the Research Cloud, virtual laboratories, tools and data.
The NSP is available to be used now
The NSP is free for Australian researchers and is available to be used now. It provides a safe and secure environment for Australian researchers to host their important research application which means they don’t have to worry about anything except managing their research. To submit an application and to use the NSP.
Where is the NSP located?
Similar to any 'hosting provider', the first node (two data centres) are now built and housed at the University of Melbourne.
Some special NSP services:
One or more virtual machines with the option of multiple public IP addresses; direct 1Gb/s access to AARNet; hardware hosted in high-reliability data centres; daily snapshots and backups of your virtual machines to a remote data enter; which you can revert to in the event of user error or system malfunction; four sizes of Virtual Machines, from small (1 core, 2GB RAM, 40GB disk) to extra-large (8 cores, 16GB RAM, 320GB disk), and support for operating systems such as Ubuntu and so forth.