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Type Not For Profit
Founded 2000
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Key people Bill Appelbe, CEO
Industry Information and Communications Technology Eresearch
Employees 60
Website [1]

The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) is a leading, independent Advanced Computing R&D service provide and not for profit research agency established in 2000 by a consortium of Victorian Universities: Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Melbourne, University of Ballarat, Victoria University.

VPAC provides expert services, training and support in High-performance computing as well as professional research and development services in the application of Advanced Computing in the fields of Engineering, Geophysics, Health, Life Sciences, astrophysical research and Grid Computing to over 800 researchers from Universities and Research Institutes all over Victoria.

VPAC works together with the Australian Research Collaboration Service and the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative promote the uptake of Advanced Computing in Australian scientific research and development.

Mission Statement

VPACs mission is to promote the use of Advanced Computing amongst Australian researchers, VPAC operates a state of the art, internationally recognised Supercomputing Facility featuring High Performance Computing Clusters and Software, Advanced Visualisation and Collaboration Tools and Grid Resources.


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