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.
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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!
On 13-14 May 2019, The Carpentries welcomed 15 new instructor-trainees into the New Zealand training community. Participants from ESR, NeSI, Victoria University of Wellington, NIWA, Genomics Aotearoa, and Otago University completed the two-day training workshop.
NeSI’s national Data Transfer platform — operated in partnership with Globus, REANNZ and multiple NZ institutions — is now available for users to move data to and from N
We are very pleased to share with you NeSI’s Annual Review for 2018. Looking back, this year has been focused on consolidation and strengthening of partnerships while developing NeSI alongside New Zealand’s evolving eResearch ecosystem.Our achievements to date, and to come, are made possible through the national collaboration within NeSI of our partners the University of Auckland, NIWA, University of Otago, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.
NeSI had a wonderful turnout at the Research Software Engineering (RSE) Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session at eResearch 2019. Hosted by Nooriyah Lohani, NeSI's Research Communities Advisor, attendees included RSEs, people leading a team of RSEs, and researchers with an RSE in their research group.The BoF kicked off with an introduction of the attendees and a discussion of why they relate to RSE community. Their responses included: