NeSI provides a range of services, people, expertise, and information to help computational research projects become reality

Atomistic behaviour

New frontiers for milk proteins: functional foods and drug delivery systems

“Our ongoing use of NeSI has allowed us to investigate the process of adsorption of b-Lactoglobulin at different oil/water interfaces, and so determine the physico-chemical forces that govern adsorption behaviour.”

Cellulose unchained

“NeSI is an amazing resource for the New Zealand science community. Not only is our dream to unchain the structure of cellulose within reach, it looks like we will be able to achieve it more smartly and quickly than ever.”

Molecular fingerprinting

"Access to the increased computing capacity of the NeSI supercomputers facilitated Dr Sibaev's research by speeding up the rate at which he was able to generate the data required for his project."

Retired but not forgotten: Algorithm research with a Supercomputer

"We are very grateful to NeSI for the use of Blue Gene and the supporting team. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to develop a culture of supercomputing and parallel programming at the University of Canterbury."
Quake damage

When getting back to basics is better than fancy new tools

"This is a classic example of the huge advances that are being achieved through our excellent collaboration with NeSI."
An illustration of a binary star system.

The evolution of single and binary stars

"Today on NeSI’s Pan cluster, a highly detailed model can define a star's entire evolution in about five minutes."
Ultra cold gases

The theory of ultra-cold atomic gases

“By using NeSI's resources we were able to simultaneously use almost a thousand cores, which enabled us to complete the work in a fraction of the time it would've taken using only local resources.”
A visualisation of the data used in Dr Aslanyan's research.

Fast cosmology with machine learning

"Our algorithm is designed to take advantage of parallelism. Running the algorithm on many parallel nodes would have been impossible without the NeSI cluster.”
Dairy cow

Decoding the bovine genome

"Prompt responses from the NeSI team to our requests helped us solve our problems in a few minutes, which in turn allowed us to focus on scientific research rather than on dealing with technical issues."
McLellan Building

Searching for Earth-mass planets around Alpha Centauri

“We were able to calculate radial velocities for all our 50,000 observations within about a week – a task that would have otherwise taken several months of computational time.”