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Across industries we hear the rate of disruption by digital technologies is increasing, and for some it is exponential. In the research sector, our communities can lay claim to inventing many such technologies, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web.

We have finalised most of our dates for user training sessions to help you get started on NeSI new platforms. These sessions will be introductory and cover the basics of getting started on NeSI's new platforms - Mahuika and Māui.

Over the last few months, NeSI has added some new members to its team. Please join us in welcoming:Attribution: Nancy Lin

A record level of data travelled over the REANNZ network last month as NeSI began moving the first wave of its users’ research data to its new platforms.Tens of millions of files and hundreds of terabytes of data are being migrated between NeSI’s Pan cluster at the University of Auckland and its new Mahuika supercomputer at NIWA’s High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) in Wellington.

Registration is now open and submissions are welcomed for the 2018 Science Coding Conference in Rotorua from August 1-3, 2018. Now in its third year, this is one of the few opportunities where scientific programmers, software engineers, developers, IT managers, coding enthusiasts and big data analysts from NZ Crown Research Institutes, universities, and other public sector organisations can gather in one place to share and discuss how they’re supporting NZ’s research ecosystem.

The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research. This June and July, ResBaz events will be coming to the Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin -- researchers at all levels of experience and from all disciplines are encouraged to attend!

In preparation for helping users get started on Mahuika and Maui, NeSI will host a series of training sessions. These will likely happen in July.To help us plan the number and locations of these sessions, we're polling interest from the user community.Click here to pre-register We will notify you when the dates and times are confirmed.Session Details:

Alongside the launch of our new platforms this year, NeSI is refining how researchers apply for Merit and Postgraduate allocations. Our aim is to enable a greater breadth of access across the platforms that is fair and equitable across sectors and institutions, and to support more efficient and effective use of our supercomputing resources.What's NewThroughout the year, applications for Merit and Postgraduate allocations will be accepted in one of four Call for Applications periods:

In 2019, the eResearch NZ conference series will celebrate its tenth year of supporting the national community of eResearch practitioners and end users.

An exciting opportunity is available for a motivated and customer-centric professional to join the NeSI team. We are seeking a Research Communities Facilitator to be responsible for facilitating the planning, development, and delivery of engagement-related activities in line with NeSI objectives.