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Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • NCI welcomes 40% boost in computational capacity from January 2017

    NCI welcomes 40% boost in computational capacity from January 2017

    10 November 2016 The National Computational Infrastructure, NCI, has announced that XENON Systems has been awarded the contract to supply a Lenovo NeXtScale system as an extension of Raijin, NCI’s current peak facility, which was commissioned in 2013. In a competitive procurement, NCI selected XENON for multiple reasons. As well as offering the best value for money, NCI had confidence in Lenovo’s space-efficient platform and in XENON’s capacity to commission the system in readiness for 2017. As researchers’ requirements for access to high-performance ... Read More

  • Open data and augmented reality earn GovHack team top prize

    Open data and augmented reality earn GovHack team top prize

    Pokémon Go, but with real animals. This was the inspired idea that earned Team YAMM 1st Prize for best use of NCRIS Australian environment datasets at the recent GovHack Hackerspace 2016. The top award included prize money provided by the National Computational Infrastructure. Prompted by the success of Pokémon Go, Team YAMM saw a unique opportunity to connect people to the great outdoors using a combination of mobile technology and ecosystem data sourced from the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and the Atlas of Living Australia ... Read More

  • NCI congratulates recipients of ARC and NHMRC funding

    NCI congratulates recipients of ARC and NHMRC funding

    NCI is excited to see this week's ARC and NHMRC funding announcement by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training. The funding from the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council provides support for researchers all over the country, covering many different disciplines. We are pleased to see so many NCI users receiving funding for their work, including Associate Professor Nerilie Abram for her work on climate change and rainfall, Professor Carola Vinuesa for her work ... Read More

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