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As part of the NeSI and Genomics Aotearoa partnership to build and diversify digital skill capabilities for genomics researchers across New Zealand, NeSI was pleased to support Genomics Aotearoa’s recent Metagenomics Summer School on 10-13 December.

NeSI has enhanced its High Performance Computing (HPC) platform to better support users running simulations with high memory demands. 

Following the successful pilot of its ‘Quick Tips’ training webinar series from August - November 2019, NeSI is pleased to unveil a new programme of webinars for early 2020. 

Following an excellent response to the Call for Submissions, eResearch NZ 2020 co-hosts NeSI, Genomics Aotearoa, and REANNZ are pleased to unveil the draft programme for next year's event, themed 'United in Data'. 

NeSI is partnering with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) to host the Cray User Group (CUG) 2020 meeting in Auckland from Sunday 3 May 3 – Thursday 7 May 2020.

NeSI held its last training webinar of 2019 this week. There Alex Pletzer, a member of our Computational Science team, demonstrated how you can replace for loops with a single array operation to speed up your code-- a technique known as vectorisation.

NeSI team members were among more than 150 of Australia's computational and data scientists who gathered in Canberra from 6-8 November 2019 for the inaugural Australasian Leadership Computing Symposium (ALCS). 

Since wrapping up the last session of NeSI's 'Quick Tips' webinar series earlier this month, we have gathered some highlights from this pilot initiative and are asking the research community to help us plan the next round of webinars for 2020. HighlightsRunning from August to November 2019, the ‘Quick Tips’ series had 103 total registrants and 46+ attendees from across NZ. We had registrants from all major universities, four CRIs, four CoREs, and a spattering of other private and government organizations.

NeSI held its last webinar of the 'Quick Tips' webinar series this week. Here, NIWA researcher Dr. Cyprien Bosserelle talked about the development of his inundation model and his journey predicting and visualising inundation (flood) patterns using NeSI’s HPC Platform.  These visualisations often play an important role in hazard assessments and forecasting, but can be challenging to generate with traditional software.

As part of this year's Figshare Fest NZ event, NeSI Data Product Manager Brian Flaherty was among the invited speakers sharing case study examples and solutions developed for some of today's research data management challenges.