July 2011

In this issue:

  • eResearch Australasia 2011
  • Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project: call for expressions of interest in Data Sharing (DaSh) Technical Working Group
  • Monash Senior HPC Application Specialist
  • Spatial Information Services Stack v2.0
  • Australian Access Federation(AAF) – Survey on Connecting Services to the Federation
  • AAF Newsletter – Issue 3
  • About this newsletter

eResearch Australasia 2011

Thanks to everyone who put in a submission for eResearch Australasia 2011: eXtreme eResearch.  The conference will be held 6-10 November in Melbourne at the Sebel Albert Park.  Get ready to engage, connect, and share your ideas and examples about information centric research capabilities: how information and communications technologies help researchers to collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, and re-use information.

Featured speakers include Jan Brase, Managing Agent of DataCite; Peter Fox, Tetherless World Constellation Chair; and P Bryan Heidorn, University of Arizona.  Registration will open in August.

Web: http://conference.eresearch.edu.au
Email: conference@eresearch.edu.au
Twitter: eresearch

Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project: call for expressions of interest in Data Sharing (DaSh) Technical Working Group

The Project will undertake activities across three key program areas as follows:

  • Node Development: To assist the development of research data storage services and their supporting infrastructure.
  • Research Data Services: To accelerate the aggregation of data and the co‐location of data with analysis capabilities.
  • Data Sharing Services: To provide a uniform data access, sharing and movement capability commensurate with the importance, volume and complexity of the large volumes of data the RDSI will hold.

If you are interested in participating in a proposed DaSh Technical Working Group, please email office@rdsi.uq.edu.au

Information on the Project can be found at http://www.rdsi.uq.edu.au/project-information

Alice Stokes
Office Manager, RDSI Project

Monash Senior HPC Application Specialist

Monash University in partnership with Australia’s peak High Performance Computing (HPC) facility, the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University (ANU), is seeking a Senior HPC Application specialist. Monash University is an internationally leading institution in applied computational science with world recognised research programs in climate science, energy and exploration, biomedical, characterisation and engineering. Monash University and its precincts are supported by a rich suite of high throughput science infrastructure such as the Australian Synchrotron.

For more information, please see http://www.monash.edu.au/jobs/
The job number is 497073

Russell Keil
Monash Research Support Services Manager

Spatial Information Services Stack v2.0

The SISS Team are extremely happy to announce the release of the Spatial Information Services Stack(SISS) v 2.0.
This release contains the following components:

Web Coverage Services (OpenDap/WCS) – Thredds
Modelling Tools – FullMoon, HollowWorld
Registry – GeoNetwork
Persistent Identifier Service
Vocabulary Services – SISSVoc
Web Feature Services (WFS) / Web Map Services (WMS) – GeoServer

This SISS has tailored different options depending on your needs:
1. Manual Installation – Production environment option
2. “SISS-In-A-Box” – our virtual machine/cloud appliance which includes sample data
3. SISS Installer – Windows ONLY, “lite” deployment option

Please visit the SISS website for more details – http://siss.auscope.org
(direct link to packages – https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/wiki/Siss/SISSReleases)

Support : If you have questions concerning any of the services, please feel free to contact the cg-admin group (cg-admin@csiro.au)

Ryan Fraser, CSIRO

Australian Access Federation(AAF) – Survey on Connecting Services to the Federation

If you have any services connected, or you are thinking about connecting a service to the AAF, then we are interested in seeing your responses to our survey. This information will help us as we seek to assist our subscribers in getting the best value from the federation. The survey is straightforward and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

You can find the survey at:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/66TYYMG.

Thank you in advance for your time in completing our survey. Any queries should be directed to enquiries@aaf.edu.au.

Glenys Kranz
AAF Communications

AAF Newsletter – Issue 3

The latest issue of the AAF Newsletter is now available from the AAF website at: http://www.aaf.edu.au/about/news-events/australian-access-federation-newsletter-issue-3/.  Articles include:

  • AAF supports upgrade to TPAC Portal
  • Improved access to Nimrod Portal at Monash University
  • Federation Registry enhancements coming soon!!
  • 2010 AAF utilisation statistics
  • What makes a good service to connect to the AAF?
  • What new services are available to AAF subscribers?

Glenys Kranz
AAF Communications

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