NeSI new platforms: User training dates confirmed & registration now open

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.

  • 06 August -- Auckland, University of Auckland, Owen G. Glenn Building, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm -- Register here
  • 07 August -- Christchurch, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Waikirikiri Room, Lincoln, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm -- Register here
  • 10 August -- Hamilton, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, University of Waikato, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Register here
  • 10 August -- Dunedin, University of Otago, ITS Leith Building, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm -- Register here
  • 16 August -- Auckland, University of Auckland, 70 Symonds Street, 1:00 - 5:00 pm -- Register here
  • 16 August -- Wellington, NIWA Office, 1:00 - 5:00 pm -- Register here
  • 20 August -- Online session, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm -- Register here (intended for researchers located in cities / regions that won't have an in-person session, or for those who can't attend the in-person session as scheduled)

Example topics in this new platforms training include:

  • Important changes from the old platforms
  • Accessing the machines
  • Data transfer and file systems
  • Finding installed software
  • Submitting jobs with Slurm
  • Building code

These training materials will also be documented and available on Github and linked to a new User Support portal for reference and self-serve support. 

Pre-requisite knowledge: 
This training is targeted at existing users who will be moving projects from the old platforms (Pan and Kupe) onto the new platforms (Mahuika and Māui). A base level of knowledge around how to use NeSI HPC resources is expected. This is not an 'Introduction to Using NeSI' session. If you require an introduction to using NeSI for HPC, please contact

Note for Kupe Users: 
This training will be very similar to the training Kupe users received last year when they moved from FitzRoy to Kupe. The new Māui platform is very similar to Kupe, so few, if any, changes in operation & environment are expected for Kupe users.