News and events from NeSI, the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure.
Issue No. 42
April 2018

Understanding sea ice changes in the Antarctic

"There’s no other way to run these models. They really need that infrastructure.”

Front-line field work, combined with climate modelling using NeSI supercomputers, is helping University of Otago scientists understand how Antarctic sea ice is changing over time and how it differs from sea ice changes in the Arctic.


Enhancing wireless body area networks design and functionality

"High performance computing is essential for projects like mine.”

At the Victoria University of Wellington, Mohammad Nekooei is using NeSI computing resources to explore ways to improve both reliability and performance of Media Access Control (MAC) in wireless body area networks.


New platforms: User Q&A 

Getting ready to welcome Maui and Mahuika

NeSI is currently on track to provide user access to its new platforms in May. Both Maui and Mahuika have been successfully installed, passed scientific benchmark acceptance tests, and tailoring and configuration of the systems for NeSI use is well advanced. Have questions about this work or the next steps? Attend our Q&A webinar today.


Changes to Merit & Postgraduate allocations

New application process to take effect this August

Alongside the launch of our new platforms this year, NeSI is refining how researchers apply for Merit and Postgraduate allocations. Starting in August, Merit and Postgraduate allocations will be accepted in one of four Call for Applications periods.


Highlights from eResearch NZ 2018 

The eResearch Outlook: Impact, Sustainability and Excellence

Co-hosted by NeSI and REANNZ in February, eResearch NZ 2018 explored the value of software tools, computing infrastructure, and skills training as vital supports for research today.


eResearch NZ 2019 | Where to next? 

We need your feedback to plan our next event

As we look ahead to our 2019 event, we will be celebrating our tenth year of supporting this national community of eResearch practitioners and end users. This is a wonderful milestone, and we need your help to make a big decision....where to next?


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Recent research outputs

Below is a sample of research outputs reported to us by NeSI users. To notify NeSI of your publications, please email

  • Yahiaoui, O. , Pašteka, L. F., Judeel, B. and Fallon, T. (2018), Frontispiece: Synthesis and Analysis of Substituted Bullvalenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57:. doi:10.1002/anie.201881061
  • Vogt, D. and Leonhardt. R. 2018. Ultra-high Q terahertz whispering-gallery modes in a silicon resonator. APL Photonics 3. doi: 10.1063/1.5010364r
  • Muhammad Ali Hashmi, Matthias Lein, "Carbon Nano-onions as Photosensitizers: Stacking-Induced Red-Shift", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b11421
  • Holden, C., Kaneko, Y., D’Anatasio, E., Benites, R., Fry, B., and Hamling, J. 2017. The 2016 KaikĊura Earthquake Revealed by Kinematic Source Inversion and Seismic Wavefield Simulations: Slow Rupture Propagation on a Geometrically Complex Crustal Fault Network. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075301

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