High Performance Computing (HPC) is 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 in order to solve large problems in science, medicine, engineering, or business.
Flinders is unique in offering a local HPC capability to its researchers. The Flinders HPC is named "Deep Thought". Comprising high-end DELL hardware and services, Deep Thought delivers computing to researchers and colleges according to a "Fair Use" policy.
The HPC runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding scheduled maintenance windows which are advertised well in advance.