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Monthly Archives: May 2017

  • Feedback from the 2016 NCI Data Services Survey

    Feedback from the 2016 NCI Data Services Survey

    Thank you to our users who participated in the NCI Data Services survey at the end of 2016. We’ve gone through the results and are following up on the findings both as they apply to NCI’s research tools and data services as well as what we can do to better support the specific community needs to access and utilise data. Your responses provided confirmation that centralised access to well-managed data collections is highly valued and gave us some feedback on where ... Read More

  • Congratulations to new Academy of Science Fellows

    Congratulations to new Academy of Science Fellows

    NCI congratulates the four past and present NCI users who have been announced Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.  Current users Professors Dietmar Müller and Igor Bray, and past users Professors Jennifer Martin and Tim Ralph were among the twenty one new Fellows announced today. Professor Dietmar Müller from the Basin GENESIS Hub at the University of Sydney has been working on understanding geological formations using modelling done on NCI's supercomputer. The modelling is helping us understand the processes that formed our continents. He uses ... Read More

  • New data storage solutions to meet growing demands of Australian researchers

    New data storage solutions to meet growing demands of Australian researchers

    The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has procured two innovative high-performance storage solutions to provide researchers with enhanced capacity and access to the latest developments in advanced data platforms. In 2016 NCI received a most valued $7M boost from the Australian Government’s NCRIS Agility Fund, matched dollar-for-dollar by the NCI Collaboration, to augment the supercomputer and storage capabilities of NCI. The new storage systems, purchased from Fujitsu/NetApp and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will replace NCI’s original 8 Petabyte Lustre filesystem, named gdata1, which ... Read More

  • Heat on for Australia when global temperature increase hits 1.5C

    Heat on for Australia when global temperature increase hits 1.5C

    If global average surface temperatures hit 1.5°C above pre-industrial conditions then a repeat of the coral bleaching that severely damaged the Great Barrier Reef earlier this year becomes more than twice as likely. If the world pushes temperatures up to 2°C more than the pre-industrial world, then it almost triples the odds of another mass bleaching event. These findings from University of Melbourne scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, reported today in Nature Climate Change, are the ... Read More

  • A map of the Hawaiian islands, with approximately parallel blue and red lines showing the formation of the volcanoes of Hawaii.

    Scientists discover how world’s biggest volcanoes formed

    A study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the 168-year-old mystery of how the world’s biggest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii. The study found that the volcanoes formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific Plate’s direction three million years ago. Lead researcher Tim Jones from ANU said scientists had known of the existence of the twin volcanic tracks since 1849, but the cause of them had remained a mystery until now. The ... Read More

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