NeSI team members and NeSI users presenting at 2019 Australasian Leadership Computing Symposium (ALCS)

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.

Australasian Leadership Computing Symposium 2019


Taking place in Canberra, the event is co-chaired by NeSI, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and NCI Australia. Early-bird registration for the symposium closes on Monday 30 September. Click here for details.

NeSI is pleased to have a number of team members and NeSI users involved in the programme

  • Nick Jones, NeSI Director, will be giving a plenary presentation on the conference's opening day.
  • NeSI Computational Science Team members Alexander Pletzer and Wolfgang Hayek have submitted abstracts for sessions within the Climate and Weather stream. 
  • NeSI users Dr. Ann McCartney (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research / Genomics Aotearoa) and Dr. Krista Steenbergen (Victoria University of Wellington) will be participating on a panel themed "All About the Data", where the discussion will focus on topics such as big data, FAIR principles, virtual data, and recovery / management of data.  
    • Ann, as part of Genomics Aotearoa's High Quality Genomes project, regularly works with genomes that are large, very complex, repetitive, or highly variable, which make them ‘difficult’ to sequence and assemble. Earlier this year, using NeSI's HPC platform, Ann was able to successfuly complete a stick insect genome assembly — the longest computational job to be run on the NeSI platform to date and the first-ever stick insect genome assembly created using linked-read technology. Read more about that project here. 
    • Krista has been using NeSI supercomputing resources since 2009. In 2017, one of her projects studying the thermodynamic properties of Mercury was one of just two projects outside of Europe awarded access to one of the world's top supercomputers located in Italy. Read more about that project here.

Abstract details for all accepted sessions are expected be added to the ALCS website soon.
To view the preliminary programme, click here.

Overall, ALCS 2019 will provide an opportunity for researchers to extend their networks, share leading practice, learn from their peers, and build their understanding of the role of HPC and HPD in their current and future work.

For more information, click the links below: