The eResearch 2014 program has now been published and boasts over 75 presentations including BoFs, panels and point counterpoint sessions. The published program includes all relevant timings of the core conference days as well as session abstracts, click here to view program. For schedule of workshops, visit here.
Register as a delegate: eResearch focuses on technological platforms that enhance the researchers’ ability to generate, collect, share, analyse, store and retrieve information.
This year the conference theme is ‘Towards Unified Global Research’
Register now and take advantage of the early bird rate. Early bird closes 29 August!
To register, please visit http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/eres2014/registration/
Additional Call for Participation
The call for participation for the Solutions Showcase in now open! So it’s time to start submitting your papers! We invite you to participate as a practitioner, a researcher, an educator and an influential exemplar in your field. You still have multiple opportunities to participate at the conference including:
If you would like to participate, follow these steps to make a submission, visit http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/eres2014/participate/
We are delighted to present ten outstanding Featured Speakers for the 2014 conference:
For more information, please visit http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/eres2014/featured-speakers/
Become a sponsor
The conference provides an excellent opportunity for your Organisation to:
RDSI and QCIF are helping to make more than 20 years of ocean and terrestrial documentary footage available to researchers.
Richard Fitzpatrick is an Emmy award winning cinematographer, renowned for filming complex animal behaviours for natural history documentaries. For the last 20 years, his company Biopixel has shot films for clients including the BBC, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel. This summer, he’ll be working again with Sir David Attenborough on a new series on the Great Barrier Reef, intended to be Attenborough’s last.
Richard’s work is not only stunning, it is also in demand for scientific research on the ocean creatures and terrestrial animals he captures on video. Richard himself is a marine biologist at James Cook University, specialising in the behaviours of tiger sharks.
We’ve upgraded CloudStor+ to a release that can deal with non-latin characters (such as chinese, japanese, cyrillic &c) in filenames and interface descriptions. Previously, such filenames wouldn’t render properly, causing synchronisation issues and garbling of filenames. Apologies for those who have been inconvenienced — we believe this release fixes your woes.
We’ve also managed to put in place a mechanism that works around the previously present 2GB upload limit in the web interface. For the moment, we’ve put in an arbitrary new upper limit of 8GB, but this can be changed again if desired.
During the next upgrade, in about a month’s time from now, we intend to tackle versioning control (by popular demand). We’ll send out another update via this list when that upgrade happens.
Thanks for your continued patronage,
Guido Aben, eResearch @ AARNet
The Data Sharing Network (DaShNet) flexed its muscles at the Brisbane QUESTnet conference in early July, demonstrating its new ultra-fast bandwidth. The demonstrations moved data over a 1700km connection and recorded speeds peaking at 75 gigabits per second (Gbps) between the Brisbane Convention Centre and a site in Carlton, Victoria.
The AARNet-run demonstration exploited the new world-class AARNet4 network platform which is currently being rolled out progressively to universities and research organisations around Australia. The data movement was managed through software from Aspera/IBM, which efficiently maximises the utilisation of available bandwidth across network paths of any length and performance.
Tasmania continues a 20-year tradition at the crest of the nation’s research computing capacity with the launch today of the Tasmanian eResearch Cloud.
The cloud will store important scientific data collections and also allow researchers to access enormous computing power from a standard desktop PC.
The $8.75 million project is the result of a collaboration between the University of Tasmania, CSRIO and Australian Antarctic Division. It is supported by both State and Federal governments.
It includes the Tasmanian node of the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources Project (NeCTAR) research cloud, which will be one of eight nationally, federally funded by the Education Investment Fund.
The RDSI project has funded Livearc and its customisation to RDSI funded Nodes.
RDSI in conjunction with SGI have scheduled two days of training for the Nodes System Administrators.
The training will cover such topics as installation, configuration, backup procedures, HSM data stores, monitoring, security and authorisation.
For more information, visit https://www.rdsi.edu.au/workshops
The Australian National Data Service has two workshops on offer at eResearch Australasia 2014:
The RDSI/CAUDIT Vendor Panel continues to accept Request For Proposals (RFPs) on an ongoing basis. The Vendor Panel has been set up to support the procurement of data storage infrastructure by the RDSI Nodes, higher-education and research sector in Australia and New Zealand.
Vendor Panel applicants can apply any time and will be assessed in accordance with the compliance and evaluation criteria by an independent Vendor Panel Evaluation Committee
Current members will remain on the Vendor Panel and do not need to reapply.
Further Information and forms are available from https://www.rdsi.edu.au/join-vendor-panel
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