National HPC Roadshow - September 2012

The New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) held a National High Performance Computing (HPC) Roadshow in September. The team visited Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland, spending a day at each city. The roadshow's talks are available for download. The mornings of each day consisted of presentations about NeSI and several demonstrations of how to use our HPC facilities. In the afternoon, the team were available for individual appointments and small group discussions on specific issues.

Flyer for the roadshow



Presentation Slides

Clicking on the thumbnails below will download the PDF document for each talk.


Computing Facilities for New Zealand Researchers

This presentation covers:

  • Information on NeSI: how NeSI arose and our national focus
  • an introduction to High Performance Computing and our HPC facilities
  • NeSI's roadmap and a report on our progress


Applying for a NeSI Project

This presentation explains our allocation classes for access by any New Zealand researchers, their intended uses and how to apply for access to our HPC facilities.

NeSI Visualisation Cluster at BlueFern

This presentation provides an overview of the NeSI interactive visualisation. This machine allows remote connections from anywhere in the country and shares its file system with the BlueFern BlueGene/P and POWER7 HPC facilities and can support visualising scientific data generated on any NeSI HPC facility.

Event Date: 
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 09:00 to Friday, September 14, 2012 - 15:00