The role of the ANU Supercomputer Facility (ANUSF) is to support computational science and engineering through the provision of both high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure and expertise. The infrastructure is composed of four basic elements - computational systems, visualization systems, networks and systems for handling massive amounts of data. All elements except networking are the direct responsibility of the Supercomputer Facility.

Expertise is provided at all levels, from basic operational support to algorithm development and implementation and collaboration in research projects. The Facility is also heavily involved in industrial R&D projects.