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Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

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Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, QUT (QCIF)

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Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation

QCIF advances research excellence and productivity through the use of advanced informatics and computation. QCIF provides expert consulting and skills development in the application of informatics to research communities. The Centre also delivers high-performance infrastructure (HPC, cloud computing, data storage), services and support required to achieve excellence in computation and data-driven collaborative research and its application in industry. QCIF operates with its members and partners delivering services to research throughout Queensland, and as part of the national digital infrastructure for research coordinated through the national National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) and the Research Data Services Infrastructure programs.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • QFAB Bioinformatics
  • Eco-informatics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Big data storage
  • Data management
  • Data analytics

Facilities and major equipment

  • Research cloud computing: 5,500 cores
  • High-availability data storage: 18 petabytes
  • Data-intensive high-performance computing: 1,500 cores
  • High-performance cloud computer cluster: 1,500 cores
  • Large memory nodes: 1 TB each
  • ReDBox data management software product

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


QUT Science and Engineering Centre, Level 7, P Block, QUT, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane, 4000

Other centres in Queensland

Organisation type

  • Not-for-profit
  • Business - private company - Queensland-based

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Last updated:
3 June 2019