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

A showcase of global research data initiatives

Several sessions brought together thought and practice from national data services and infrastructures, of particular relevance to the formative National Research Data Programme in New Zealand.

Software Carpentry in New Zealand: The seed has been planted

NeSI’s training programme lead, Sung Bae, notes “It was overwhelming to witness all 40 seats fully booked within six hours. We noted a strong demand from the humanities and social sciences.”
Calum Chamberlain servicing the Solution Ranges seismic site above the Landsborough Valley.

Scouring continuous seismic data for Low-Frequency Earthquakes

"As a PhD student close to completion, the speed-up afforded by the NeSI infrastructure and the ease of migration came at a crucial time. Everything was straightforward and well-documented, and the expertise of the technical team was invaluable.”

Ground-motion simulations of earthquakes in the North Island of New Zealand

“Without NeSI’s supercomputer, we cannot run our simulations with a sufficient resolution.”
3D plot of the creation of a pulse of light

Manipulating the photon number: simulating a controlled interaction of light and matter

“Jordi Blasco and the NeSI Computational Science team enabled us to achieve over 600 times improvement in the speed of the simulation workflow.”

Predicting druglikeness in new compounds

A Case Study prepared by Daniel Moscoh Ayine-Tora and Jóhannes Reynisson of the School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland
Dr Niki Osborne in the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis lab at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research.

Investigating the reliability of bloodstain pattern analysis

“Without an organisation like NeSI, and the services that they provide, it is unlikely that we would have been able to advance the research methodology to a Bayesian framework."
Amplitude rendered on 3D landscape map

Visualisation of Canterbury earthquake simulations

“The high-performance computing expertise from NeSI staff was critical to seamlessly port, run, and post-process analyses, enabling my team and I to fully understand the technical aspects of this important and complicated problem.” Assoc. Prof. Bradley
Virtual post-capillary venule, informed by biological data, used in our computational simulations

Understanding mechanical signalling in the microcirculation

“Our computational challenges were significant and required the high performance computing facilities available through NeSI.”
multiscale scheme illustration

Computational multiscale modelling of failure in flax fibre composites

“My two-scale simulations could not have been performed without the use of NeSI’s HPC clusters.”