This service allows users to access NeCTAR cloud compute infrastructure to facilitate computational research, data processing, modelling, analysis and collaborations.

This service is provided as an “infrastructure as a service (IaaS)" and is aimed at more technical users with skills in managing servers.

Cloud compute allows access to:

  1. Virtual CPUs (vCPUs): Users of NeCTAR can create virtual machines of a range of different sizes, between 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 virtual CPUs.  General purpose vCPUs are currently available.
    Custom flavours (e.g. 32 core flavours, flavours with large boot disks, etc) are also possible (with approval).
  2. Volume Storage: NeCTAR hosted services can access block storage in the order of Gigabytes to a Terrabyte.
  3. Operating Systems:
    • Linux, including: Centos, Ubuntu, Fedora & Scientific Linux

Use these services

Set up a virtual machine

VM migration


Find out more about our Compute Services

QRIScloud is the Queensland node of the NeCTAR Research Cloud. The NeCTAR research cloud is a computing resource for all Australian researchers. It offers virtual machines where researchers can develop and deploy applications and collaborate in a uniform environment with controlled sharing of data.

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About QRIScloud

QRIScloud is a large-scale cloud computing and data storage service.  It is aimed at stimulating and accelerating research use of computing across all disciplines. 

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