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Primeur weekly 2011-09-05

Exascale supercomputing

Intel forms new subsidiary focused on HPC: Intel Federal LLC ...

The Cloud

VMware and Cisco collaborate on Cloud innovation ...

Dell launches its first public Cloud offering; Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service ...

Harris Corporation and VMware to deliver trusted enterprise Cloud to federal and commercial customers ...

NetApp and VMware help transform IT and make Cloud a reality ...

Symantec and VMware announce strategic partnership to deliver Desktop-as-a-Service solutions ...

New VMware vCloud offerings accelerate journey to the enterprise hybrid Cloud ...

VMware introduces new platform for enterprise Database as a Service ...

HP speeds and simplifies virtual infrastructure deployments ...

Cisco to provide Hosted Collaboration Solution for NTT Communications Cloud-based Unified Communications Service ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2011, 25-27 October 2011 in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France ...

Kolkata institute inks accord with CERN ...

The quantum tunneling effect leads electron transport in porphyrins ...

Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet ...

USFlash

IBM expands power licensing as leading developers eye new applications ...

IBM and Jeopardy! relive history with encore presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM challenge ...

VBI and Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers ...

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy ...

NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit ...

Director appointed for New Zealand eScience Infrastructre ...

Berkeley scientists discover an 'instant cosmic classic' supernova ...

IEEE Xplore digital library reaches three million documents as pace of technical contributions accelerates ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark ...

UCSB physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture ...

Director appointed for New Zealand eScience Infrastructre

1 Sep 2011 Auckland - Mr Nick Jones from the University of Auckland has been appointed Director of the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), a nation-wide supercomputer network designed to support cutting-edge research. High-performance computing has become indispensable to scientists around the world as they tackle increasingly complex and data-intensive research questions. NeSI will provide New Zealand researchers with the computing capability, data storage and expert technical support they require to continue competing on the world stage.

“NeSI will support computational research across the New Zealand science sector, whether it's quantum chemistry, radio astronomy, drug discovery or modelling of fluid flows", stated Mr. Jones. "It's very exciting to begin building an infrastructure and services that New Zealand researchers will be able to depend on over the long term."

"We're now well underway with the procurement of new high-performance computing equipment, and our ambition is to begin offering access to the initial computing sites later this year. Already the work is having impacts, such as senior researchers accepting new appointments based on the availability of the infrastructure."

Launched by Minister of Science and Innovation, the Hon Wayne Mapp at the University of Auckland in June, NeSI will be built over the next three years with $48 million co-invested by the Government and partner research organisations.

NeSI brings together new and existing supercomputer hubs at the University of Auckland, Canterbury University, the University of Otago, NIWA and Landcare Research. It will be open to researchers around the country, and uses the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN) to connect researchers from all institutions to its national data and computing infrastructure

"The establishment of NeSI with the collaboration of a number of our scientific institutions and the support for it from Government are truly game-changing in the further development of New Zealand's science capability", stated Chair of the Board Mr Rick Christie. "Nick's appointment is a key element in the implementation of the project, and he brings considerable experience to the role from his involvement in the establishment stage."

Mr. Jones, co-Director of the Centre for eResearch at the University of Auckland, led the successful bid to establish NeSI along with colleagues from each of the partner institutions. He has now been seconded from the Centre, one of the partners in NeSI, to lead the establishment of the national infrastructure. He comes to the role with extensive experience in e-research, network design, e-learning, and software research and development, as well as governance of collaborative projects across the New Zealand research sector.

Source: University of Auckland

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-09-05

Exascale supercomputing

Intel forms new subsidiary focused on HPC: Intel Federal LLC ...

The Cloud

VMware and Cisco collaborate on Cloud innovation ...

Dell launches its first public Cloud offering; Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service ...

Harris Corporation and VMware to deliver trusted enterprise Cloud to federal and commercial customers ...

NetApp and VMware help transform IT and make Cloud a reality ...

Symantec and VMware announce strategic partnership to deliver Desktop-as-a-Service solutions ...

New VMware vCloud offerings accelerate journey to the enterprise hybrid Cloud ...

VMware introduces new platform for enterprise Database as a Service ...

HP speeds and simplifies virtual infrastructure deployments ...

Cisco to provide Hosted Collaboration Solution for NTT Communications Cloud-based Unified Communications Service ...

EuroFlash

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2011, 25-27 October 2011 in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France ...

Kolkata institute inks accord with CERN ...

The quantum tunneling effect leads electron transport in porphyrins ...

Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet ...

USFlash

IBM expands power licensing as leading developers eye new applications ...

IBM and Jeopardy! relive history with encore presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM challenge ...

VBI and Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers ...

Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy ...

NIST achieves record-low error rate for quantum information processing with one qubit ...

Director appointed for New Zealand eScience Infrastructre ...

Berkeley scientists discover an 'instant cosmic classic' supernova ...

IEEE Xplore digital library reaches three million documents as pace of technical contributions accelerates ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark ...

UCSB physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture ...