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Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • Vale Will Douglas

    Vale Will Douglas

    07.09.1976 – 19.02.2018 NCI is mourning the death of Development Project Manager Dr William Douglas, who passed away last week after suffering a heart attack. Will was an invaluable member of the NCI Team and contributed significantly to many projects. The recent funding allocation for NCI’s next generation supercomputer is a lasting reminder of the impact of Will’s drive and persistence in supporting science in Australia. With a passion for intellectual endeavour, Will completed a PhD at ANU in 2010 on 20th-century ... Read More

  • New data collections released

    New data collections released

    One of NCI's roles is in improving access to national reference datasets for high-performance computational modelling and analysis. A key aim is to provide this in a way that supports programmatic data access either directly on NCI systems or for access externally via NCI data services. To this end, NCI's Data Catalogue has recently been updated with a batch of new entries, including new datasets and data collections and updates to their filesystem locations and data service endpoints. These include: ESGF Australian datasets, including CMIP5, ... Read More

  • New big data platform to revolutionise geoscience

    New big data platform to revolutionise geoscience

    NCI will join a group of Australian research infrastructure organisations to bring together a vast collection of previously incompatible geoscience datasets that scientists can use to improve our understanding of the Earth beneath us. The result for Australia will be improved earth monitoring, underpinning civil, mining, agriculture and environmental stewardship, as well as improved detection, extraction and protection of energy, water and mineral resources. This innovative undertaking, led by AuScope, will be funded by $425,000 from Federal Government’s Australian National Data Service (ANDS), the National ... Read More

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