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

High performance computing helps save the NZ stick insect

Until recently processing their insect DNA sequence data collected from the next generation sequencing-by-synthesis platforms took one whole week per individual; even when using a fast multi-core desktop Linux machine with plenty of RAM.

What’s the link between marriage rules and high performance computing?

Using high performance computing to address genetic problems presents researchers with an opportunity to advance the biological sciences. A researcher at Massey is harnessing HPC to study the effects of social behaviour on small, isolated populations.

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The National eScience Infrastructure project provides early-stage researchers with world-class high performance computing facilities, as a PhD student discovered when she was able to complete more than five times as many calculations as others researching

High performance computing’s role in biosecurity

NeSI's high performance computing facilities are helping a Lincoln University researcher combat biosecurity breaches by speeding up genomic analysis and the ability to identify invasive pests.

Modelling glaciers of the Southern Alps

"Without this fantastic resource, high resolution modelling of large ice sheet domains would be impossible."
Visualisation of turbulence

Advancing computational fluid dynamics

Researcher uses NeSI and discovers that his 24h computation takes 2.5min

Digital support in a national crisis

In the two weeks immediately following the February earthquake, eResearch handled more than 660 GB of data storage and distribution requirements of various agencies and groups across New Zealand through the BeSTGRID DataFabric.
Modelling of a drug bound to the migraine target Calcitonin gene-related peptide

Molecular modelling in cancer research

Advances in computing are vital to cancer research. They open up opportunities to discover new drugs from the molecular basis of disease.