Over the last decade, Blair Bethwaite has had a front-row seat for some major evolutions in the types and applications of technologies supporting research. Through roles at Monash University and collaborations with Nectar and OpenStack, he’s personally helped usher in new research software developments, high performance computing platforms, and cloud architectures. Now, he’s joined NeSI as its new Solutions Manager, putting him in a prime position to help NeSI navigate an evolution of its own.
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(07 November 2018) - Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods today officially opened New Zealand’s High Performance Computing Facility at NIWA’s campus in Wellington.The High Performance Computing Facility comprises three new interconnected supercomputers – two based in Wellington and one in Auckland – that will meet the needs of New Zealand researchers to investigate scientific issues of national significance.
For the last 10 years, the eResearch NZ conference series has provided an important national forum for strategic discussions, community building, and career development.Our eResearch NZ 2019 theme of People. Powered. Research. will bring together researchers across disciplines and communities who are exploring or innovating the ways digital tools can be used to support and advance research outcomes in NZ and internationally.
We're pleased to announce the 10th Annual eResearch NZ conference, co-hosted by NeSI and REANNZ, will take place 18-20 February 2019 at the Heritage Hotel in Auckland, NZ.eResearchNZ, as a national forum for discussion, aims to:
The 2018 Science Coding Conference was held in Rotorua during 2-3 August at the Scion Campus, set in a backdrop of the redwood forest.It was a great turn out with researchers, research software engineers, programmers from Universities (Massey University, Waikato University) and Crown research institutes (ESR, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Plant and Food Research, GNS Science) around the country totalling to about 30 attendees.
Do you develop software used in research? Your input is needed as part of an international survey to learn more about the characteristics, opinions, and career opportunities for Research Software Engineers (RSEs).
With our new platform Mahuika up and running, we have said goodbye to Pan, one of the original workhorses in NeSI's national platform. Over the last six years, Pan provided outstanding service for New Zealand researchers and helped position New Zealand alongside the world’s leading nations in accelerating research through advanced computing.
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.