Latest from the Community

On November 6-8, the 2019 Australasian Leadership Computing Symposium (ALCS) is gathering communities from across Australasia to share knowledge and practice within high performance computing (HPC) and high performance data (HPD), as well as across research areas such as astronomy, genomics, geosciences, climate and weather, and materials science.

This September was the first time NeSI hosted its Science Coding Conference at the University of Canterbury in the garden city of Christchurch. The event was held over 2 days (5th and 6th of September) and a full day of workshops the day before (4th September).

For more than a year, Nooriyah Lohani, NeSI's Research Community Advisor, has been collaborating with Research Software Engineer (RSE) community leaders in New Zealand and Australia to create new opportunities for RSEs to meet, exchange knowledge, and collaborate on methods to create greater recognition and career opportunities.

On Wednesday, September 11th NeSI hosted its second Webinar of the 'Quick Tips' webinar series.  This time, attendees learned more about NeSI's national Data Transfer Platform, a

In late July/early August, I travelled to Chicago, Illinois to attend the annual Practices and Experiences in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) Conference.The conference series provides a forum for participants in the research computing community to discuss challenges, opportunities, and solutions in ‘cyberinfrastructure’ (aka eResearch; Advanced Research Computing, Research IT). PEARC19 hosted more than 800 registrants, and more than 100 student attendees.

During 29-30 July, I had the opportunity to represent NeSI and New Zealand at the Australian eResearch Skilled Workforce Summit in Sydney, Australia.

On Tuesday, August 20th NeSI hosted a Webinar where attendees got to see how job scaling and testing can help NeSI users predict resource requirements for their full-size jobs.  18 users from across New Zealand attended live but anyone can rewatch the webinar or view the google slides by going to the links below:

NeSI is launching a new webinar series to give researchers some quick tips, best practices, and hands-on training for using NeSI computing resources, the national data transfer platform, and other digital tools for research. All sessions are being delivered online, and will be recorded and posted to NeSI's YouTube channel for later viewing. To receive the connection instructions, click the links below to register:

As submissions are prepared for the New Zealand Government’s new data science investment, NeSI, with its specialised platform of computational and analytics software and services, is well-positioned to support and collaborate with applicants.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 International Research Software Engineer (RSE) Survey. We are thrilled to report that the response was great and the survey was run across 32 countries!