"If we want to solve real world problems, we need sophisticated models.”
Accurate advance warnings of large earthquakes could potentially mitigate property damage, activate early response efforts, and most importantly, save lives. Using NeSI resources, Ting Wang is building and testing statistical models that could one day provide better estimations of when a large earthquake could strike.
"NeSI’s support on this project will improve the accuracy of our flood forecasts.”
Alex Pletzer and Chris Scott from NeSI’s Solutions Team worked with Dr Céline Cattoën-Gilbert, a NIWA Hydrological Forecasting Scientist, and Dr Trevor Carey-Smith, a NIWA Climate Scientist, to improve New Zealand's capacity to predict severe weather and its flow-on effects such as flooding and storm surge.
Interested in a training session to help you get started on the new systems?
To help users get started on our new systems, NeIS will host training sessions on a range of how-to topics, from accessing the machines to submitting jobs to the Slurm scheduler. To help us plan the location and number of sessions, we've opened pre-registration.
Hundreds of terabytes of data, tens of millions of files transferred
A massive migration of user data is underway between NeSI's Pan cluster at the University of Auckland and the new system Mahuika in Wellington. REANNZ saw its network traffic reach record load levels last month as part of the data transfer.
Research Bazaar events are coming to Auckland on 27-29 June, Wellington on 4-6 July, and Dunedin 4-6 July. With sessions for all skill levels, these hands-on, interactive events help researchers build their digital literacy skills. Click here for more details.
eResearch Australasia 2018 has extended its Call for Abstracts to June 22. You can submit presentations, lightning talks, BoFs, workshops, or hackathons to join the program in Melbourne on 15 – 19 October, 2018.
On June 28, the 8th international Women in HPC workshop will be held at ISC18, Frankfurt, Germany. The workshop will discuss methods and steps that can be taken to address the under-representation of women.
There's still time to register for PEARC18, happening July 22-25 in Pittsburgh, PA. This year’s conference theme is Seamless Creativity.