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The Call for Participation is now open for eResearch Australasia 2011: eXtreme eResearch, with submissions due by 30 June 2011. The conference will be held 6-10 November in Melbourne at the Sebel Albert Park. Send us your ideas for presentations, BoFs, point/counterpoint debates, posters, or workshops. See http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/participate/ for more details.
We’re also keen for any ideas you have about what you’d like to see at the conference this year: featured speakers who have fired your imagination, different types of sessions you’d like to try, or new ways of facilitating networking and interaction. Let us know.
Program Director, eResearch Australasia 2011
Thursday 30 June – Friday 1 July, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Early Bird Registration Closes Thursday 2 June
Register before 11:59 pm Thursday 2 June and receive the discounted early bird registration rate. Full details about registration are available online at http://www.eresearch.org.nz/eres2011registration
Reasons Why You Should Attend
Programme and Keynote Speakers
Full details including presentation abstracts are available at http://www.eresearch.org.nz/Programme
Visit the NZ eResearch website for further details www.eresearch.org.nz/nzers2011
Paardekooper and Associates
The Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project has published its workshop and consultation schedule for June at http://rdsi.uq.edu.au/project-information. RDSI is a $50m federally funded project, for which the University of Queensland is the lead agent.
RDSI will hold a consultation session in each Australian capital city. Consultations will be for 2 hours preceded or concluded by a light lunch and will include an overview of RDSI, including the NoDe, ReDS and DaSh programmes, a review of the Tinman for the Node Development programme and an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Registration is open for the Perth session on 7 June and the Sydney session on 9 June.
In addition there will be three full day workshops in Brisbane to discuss in more detail the emerging models for the Node Development (NoDe), Research Data Services (ReDS) and Data Sharing (DaSh) programmes. Registration is open for the NoDe Tinman workshop on 3 June.
Office Manager, Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project
The Nectar Project’s Draft Final Project Plan is now available for download from the Nectar website: http://nectar.org.au.
This Draft Final Project Plan is being provided as an update to the research community. It provides further information on the NeCTAR infrastructure programs, timelines, and guidelines for proposals. This document has been shaped by substantial guidance from the research community, following the highly successful Nectar consultation process.
Nectar is building new research infrastructure to digitally connect Australian researchers – enabling unprecedented access to national and institutional research infrastructure and resources, and the ability to harness these resources from the desktop or laboratory. Through advanced information and communications technology Nectar will simplify the combining of facilities, instruments, data and computing to support and enhance research workflows across institutional, regional and international boundaries.
MASSIVE is a collaboration of Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO, Monash University, and VPAC, and is a component of the NCI Specialised Computational Facilities program. Additional funding was provided through the State Government of Victoria.
MASSIVE includes two 42 node IBM iDataplex systems, each having 84 M2070 GPUs, 504 Intel Westmere compute cores, and 2 TB of memory. Ten nodes are upgraded to advanced M2070Q GPUs and 192 GB memory each, and can be booked for interactive visualisation. Each system has a high performance GPFS parallel file system.
For new user accounts and projects, to be sponsored by the collaborating institutions listed above, please apply online at http://www.massive.org.au/access. Priority will be given to:
Access to MASSIVE is available Australia-wide through the NCI Merit Allocation Scheme which occurs in November for access to MASSIVE in 2012. To apply for earlier access, please email email@example.com
Dr.Wojtek James Goscinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Monash University eResearch Centre
The Tasmanian Partnership for Advanced Computing (TPAC) hosts a digital library portal that provides the marine and climate scientific communities with ready access to a large number of heterogeneous and geographically distributed ocean and climate datasets: https://dl.tpac.org.au
Thanks to an AAF mini-grant awarded to TPAC to implement a single login solution, data collection owners can now securely manage their own datasets within the TPAC portal. Once logged in, data owners are able to attach attribute information, access rights and meta-data to the data collection. The AAF capability also allows users to login and access the private data to which they have been granted permissions (https://dl.tpac.org.au/tpacportal/).
AAF Change and Communication Manager
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Administration and Publications Officer
Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative
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