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

Modelling dispersal and ecological competition

Researching millions of years of ecological colonisation, competition and re-colonisation in minutes
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Studying the shape and the size of the universe

“The results could provide a very important piece of information about the connection between quantum physics and General Relativity and how the universe emerged from the quantum foam of spacetime.”
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Helping refine Parkinson’s disease analysis

A science researcher developing predictive models for pre-clinical detection of cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease says NeSI is enabling him to conduct his research more effectively.
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When asking for help leads to a 1300x speedup

“[This] enabled us to complete the entire computation within 24 hours.”
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Simulating storms to improve building codes

How good is the Wind Loading Standard at estimating wind loads for structures in rugged terrain where direct wind measurements are not available?
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Examining the Earth’s electro-magnetic field in 3D

Researchers achieve 80 fold speedup thanks to hardware and support available through NeSI
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Forecasting hazards with new adaptive modelling techniques

“Adaptive methods are being used to improve the accuracy and timeliness of wind, wave and tsunami forecasts”
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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.
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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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Nothing but 100 percent positive experiences from start to finish

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
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