New features on QRIScloud portal
We have been busy creating additional content for QRIScloud. The new additions include:
- QRISguide, the definitive guide to the QRIScloud portal—now in a webpage format to make finding what you want much quicker and easier.
- Euramoo User Guide—provides information on how to use Euramoo.
- Euramoo Software—provides a list of the available software packages on Euramoo. This list will continue to expand as we add further packages.
- Guide to Managing Collection Access—this document is for data collection custodians and administrators and describes how they can manage and control access to their collection(s) through the QRIScloud portal.
- Institutional HPC—within the QRIScompute section of the portal, we have begun to present information on the various high performance computing systems available for researchers. We have information on the HPC systems at James Cook University, CQUniversity, and the University of Southern Queensland. Information on the other HPC systems will be compiled and added shortly. Enquiries about, and access to, these HPC systems is through their respective institutions.
With the assistance of Rowland Mosbergen from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the QRISmarketplace
had Stemformatics added to the list of Genomics tools. If you know of any portals, tools, or applications that you think could be listed on the QRISmarketplace, please contact QCIF's Stephen Bird: email@example.com
Join us at eResearch Australasia 2015
The eResearch Australasia conference is being held in Brisbane this year, 19–23 October, and QCIF invites all to join us there to get some hands-on experience with our QRIScloud services.
Visit us at the QCIF exhibition booth, which will be open at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, from 4pm, Monday, 19 October until 4pm, Thursday, 22 October.
Talk to our team about our services, see demonstrations and mini-presentations from QCIF and our members, and learn how to make the most of QRIScloud.
Introduce yourself to us and enter our competition to win a fabulous door-prize.
Come to one of our conference talks and forums
, or just make the most of our open booth to meet with eResearch colleagues, share experiences and create new collaborations.
Check the conference website
for the program and to register.
Apply now for NCI HPC resources
Applications are now open to access high performance computing resources for 2016 under the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS
Such HPC resources include Raijin at NCI (National Computational Infrastructure
) and FlashLite
QCIF holds a share of the NCI facility. This entitles QCIF members to access time on Raijin. Queensland researchers can use Raijin at NCI either by applying directly to NCI for an allocation of time under the NCMAS scheme, or by applying for an allocation from QCIF’s partner share
FlashLite, a research data-intensive supercomputer that QCIF co-funded, has recently joined NCI's list of HPC resources under NCMAS.
applications close 4pm (Queensland time) on Friday, 16 October 2015.
Brisbane Open Access Week events
Two Brisbane events will discuss open access scholarship and collaboration for International Open Access Week
, 19–25 October.
The week is an opportunity for academics and the research community to learn and discuss the potential benefits of Open Access.
The UQ Library will host a seminar on Open Access and collaboration on Tuesday, 20 October, 2–4pm, UQ St Lucia Campus. Register
On Wednesday, 21 October, 2–4pm, QUT, Griffith and UQ are contributing to a panel on Open Access and collaboration (register
). Speakers include:
- Prof Ginny Barbour, Executive Officer, Australian Open Access Support Group (panel facilitator)
- Prof Matt Cooper, Director, Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery, UQ
- Prof Matthew Rimmer, Intellectual Property Innovation Law, QUT
- Prof Andrew Brown, Digital Arts, Griffith.
(413 KB, PDF)
QLD Software Carpentry bootcamps a success
QCIF eResearch Analyst Team Leader Belinda Weaver was in instructor-mode at the second Brisbane Software Carpentry bootcamp, 28–29 September. She is pictured above (standing) explaining the intricacies of Git repositories. (Photo by UQ's Dr Nick Hamilton
The bootcamp, held at The University of Queensland, had 38 attendees, with an evenly split gender balance.
A point of difference from UQ's July Software Carpentry bootcamp is that this time industry and post-doc researchers and one undergraduate student joined the graduate students. Researchers from UQ, Griffith, QUT and the University of the Sunshine Coast participated in the event.
Meanwhile, Townsville had its first Software Carpentry bootcamp at James Cook University, 1–2 October, with about 20 participants, as pictured below. (Photo by instructor Paula Martinez, UQ
teaches scientists basic computing skills—including program design, version control, testing and task automation—so that they become more productive and their work more reliable.
Sign up here
to register your interest in a two-day Software Carpentry instructor training workshop at QUT in January 2016.
Register now for the Brisbane HealthHack
Bookings are now open for the Brisbane HealthHack, a data hack weekend across 23–25 October dedicated to solving medical research problems. Register here
Participation is free, whether you bring a medical research problem to the table as a researcher, or donate your skills to the hack as a software developer, user experience designer, data analyst or visualiser.
QCIF is co-sponsoring this year’s Brisbane HealthHack
QCIF eResearch Analyst profile:
Minh Ngoc Dinh, UQ
Minh Ngoc Dinh is a QCIF eResearch Analyst and a Research Fellow at the Research Computing Centre
, The University of Queensland.
Minh is a workflow systems expert and can provide training and advice on using the Nimrod
set of workflow tools, including Kepler
, to exploit high performance computing and Cloud computational resources.
Depending upon the research field, Minh can help improve an experiment by designing a workflow to run that experiment faster. He can also work with researchers to design use cases and case studies for publication.
He is currently involved in two ARC-Linkage projects:
- Software Debuggers for Next Generation Heterogeneous Supercomputers.
- Automatic Energy Tuning of Parallel Applications on a Hybrid Supercomputer.
Minh has been involved in research projects including high throughput Grid-based environment for real-time bio-medical imaging, and a scalable debugging tool for high performance computing platforms.
He was awarded his PhD in Computer Science from Monash University in 2013.