Monthly Archives: February 2017

Nyriad Visit February 2017

In recent weeks a project has been established by University of Melbourne marine research led by Dr. Eric Treml and Nyriad, an startup NZ company specialising in GPU software, in optimising code for marine population samples. Nyriad’s main mission however … Continue reading

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Multicore World 2017

It is difficult to describe the annual Multicore World conference with brevity. For the past six years it has operated out of New Zealand, the brain-child of Nicolas Erdody of Open Parallel, and for five of those six years your … Continue reading

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Otago University Visit 2017

A visit to the University of Canterbury was conducted on Feburary 16, 2007. Like the University of Canterbury, Otago University now almost entirely has outsourced its HPC facilities to the NESI national facilities, although there is (small, aging) departmental clusters, … Continue reading

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University of Canterbury Visit 2017

A visit to the University of Canterbury was conducted on February 15, 2017. The University of Canterbury used to have its own impressive collection of HPC facilities. Alas, much of that has now been decommissioned (although Popper is still operational) … Continue reading

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Barcelona Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion Visit 2016

The Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (BSC/CNS) is the peak national HPC facility in Spain and is home to MareNostrum (1.1 Pflops, 48,896 Intel Sandy Bridge processors in 3,056 nodes, including 84 Xeon Phi 5110P in 42 nodes, and 2 PB … Continue reading

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OpenStack Summit Barcelona 2016

Several members of the Research Platforms team, as well as members of the NeCTAR Reseach Cloud, attended the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona from Sunday October 23 to Friday October 28th. OpenStack is big enough to have major conferences, “summits”, twice … Continue reading

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Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES) Visit 2016

An visit to the Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES) in Montpellier was taken on Friday 21st of October. The Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES) is a peak public research facility in France, based in Montpellier and … Continue reading

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European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Visit 2016

An visit to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva was taken on Thursday 20th of October, an event that was announced on CERN’s website, with a programme of prsentations. CERN has it’s own large data centre at … Continue reading

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