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February 2, 2012, An Australian national research cloud is here

Computing and computer power has long been an important part of an Australian researcher’s way of working. NeCTAR is partnering with Australian research institutions to create, for the first time, a national research cloud for Australian researchers. It is available to be used now. The University of Melbourne commissioned the first node on January 31, 2012.

January 23, 2012, $23 million, Australian first, researchers start your collaboration engines

The Australian research community was invited in September 2011 to submit project proposals to build the first stage of NeCTAR. More than 75 project proposals were received. The NeCTAR Project Board and NeCTAR expert panels, recommended one third, worth $23 million, for funding by NeCTAR.