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In case you missed it: the best of 2015

2015It’s been another big year for NCI so we’ve put together a summary to showcase some of the many highlights of 2015.

January

The g/data2 site-wide persistent filesystem enters full production service, expanding from 4.5 PB to 6.7 PB.

RMIT signed the NCI Collaboration agreement in January 2015. 

February

A new high-speed data transfer system for the international ingest of very large datasets is installed.

April

NCI signs a $2M deal with Fujitsu to work with NetApp to supply and install the 8 PB g/data3 filesystem, which will be accessible on Raijin and the cloud at up to 140 GB/sec.

May

NCI is allocated $5.3M from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) for 2015-16 project.

NCI-supported CSIRO nanotechnoligist, Dr Amanda Barnard, wins the Foresight Institute Feynman Prize.

June

NCI’s Drishti Prayog visualization presentation software is displayed at the Emerging Technology Conference in Manchester, UK.

So far more than 7 PB of nationally significant datasets has been ingested into NCI’s RDSI-funded data repository and made available to the research community.

July

ANU scientists have used Raijin to reveal the complex chemistry behind one of nature’s best kept secrets – the chemical sparkplug that plants use to make energy.

August

NCI-supported CSIRO researcher Dr Ravichandar Babarao has received the 2015 Prosper.net Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development.

September

NCI welcomes The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects and The Hon Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Science for a special tour of NCI’s data hall.

October

NCI’s supercomputer boosts ARC research capacity in more ways than one.

November

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin.

Watch the video on YouTube

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