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Yearly Archives: 2013

  • VizLab feature in the Faces of Science exhibition

    VizLab feature in the Faces of Science exhibition

    A new portrait photography exhibition capturing the faces of 100 Australian scientists has opened in Canberra taking a contemporary snapshot of Canberra scientists who have made significant contributions to research in science, medicine and health. The Faces of Science exhibition features the work of local Canberra photographer Michael John Hood who aimed to capture the essence of the people behind the science. The exhibition was officially opened last week by Ms Robyn Archer AO, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra ... Read More

  • Data Cube - the future of earth observation

    Data Cube – the future of earth observation

    Geoscience Australia is testing a new system for analysing and visualising massive datasets linked to stacks of ‘time slice’ Landsat images. Since 2005 the key objective of the National Earth Observation Group at Geoscience Australia has been to maximise the value and impact of the Earth Observations from Space data holdings for Australia by progressively removing barriers to the use of the data, and by stimulating and leading work into more sophisticated and quantitative remote sensing science targeting national issues. The ... Read More

  • Incan efficiency to fix food

    Incan efficiency to fix food

    Far from being an ancient food making a boutique comeback, Professor Jill Gready of The John Curtin School of Medical Research thinks quinoa and other traditional crops could be the key to the looming food security crisis. “Food just isn’t on the public horizon and it should be,” says Gready. “We’re going to be struggling to produce enough food, so we should be concentrating on producing quality food from crops that can grow sustainably under harsh conditions with lower water and ... Read More

  • Massdata Scheduled Maintenance - 12 November 2013

    Massdata Scheduled Maintenance – 12 November 2013

    Dear NCI Users, NCI is in the process of migrating the massdata (mdss) filesystem to new storage infrastructure. The new hardware will grow the disk cache and future expansion capability, improving overall performance and filesystem capacity. While the migration is performed, massdata will be temporarily unavailable. All data will be migrated by NCI administration staff, and there will be no change to the filesystem structure, contents or mdss commands. The timetable for the massdata migration is outlined below: - Thursday 12 November (12:00) – ... Read More

  • NCMAS deliberations underway
  • MolSim2014 Downunder

    MolSim2014 Downunder

    MolSim Downunder is a one-week-long workshop providing a thorough grounding in computational chemistry methods. Courses are taught by international speakers and local experts, integrating oral lectures and practical sessions. Topics of this edition will cover the fundaments of molecular dynamics and first-principle electronic structure calculations, both representing increasingly important investigation methods in many areas, including biochemistry, geochemistry, solid state chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science. Specific training will be provided for the use of CRYSTAL, a quantum mechanical ab ... Read More

  • Now accepting submissions: International Conference on Computational Science

    Now accepting submissions: International Conference on Computational Science

    Authors are invited to submit manuscripts describing original, unpublished research and recent developments in Computational Science by December 15, 2013 All accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science. The theme in 2014 will be: Big Data meets Computational Science. The conference will be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia from 10 - 12 June, 2014. See & The ICCS conference is the prime annual event in Computational Science. This interdisciplinary ... Read More

  • Computational chemistry wins the Nobel

    Computational chemistry wins the Nobel

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was has been awarded jointly to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems". Computational chemistry is solving large scale issues of national importance. Take a look at a handful of the chemistry projects taking shape at NCI, and thank Karplus, Levitt and Warshal for their innovation that is making this research possible.       Using supercomputers to feed and green the world A key to feeding humanity and combating ... Read More

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  • Lustre at NCI

    Lustre at NCI

    VIDEO: Watch  Dr Joseph Antony present 'Luster at NCI' at the LAD'13 Lustre Developer Conference in Paris. Click to watch. 

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