High performance computing and Unix support

High performance computing cluster

High Performance Computing (HPC) refers to the practice of aggregating computing power in a way that delivers much higher performance than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation. This allows analysis of very large data sets and the solving of complex problems in areas such science, engineering, health and medicine, or business and marketing. The terms High Performance Computing and Supercomputing are used interchangeably.

Gaussian computer

Gaussian predicts the energies, molecular structures, and vibrational frequencies of molecular systems. If you have a use for this program you will need to register your project. Note that you must be the lead researcher to register a project. Once the project is registered, your project colleagues and students can register individually.

Unix support

La Trobe’s Information Services provides support to researchers in all Unix related queries. This includes, but is not limited to, the following kinds of support: Virtual Machines and Cloud Computing, Research Server Hosting, Instrument Attached Machines, Non-standard Research Tools advice.


If you have a server that should be managed in a proper Data Centre environment please contact us so that this can be arranged.