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TPAC COVID-19 Update.

TPAC wish to advise and update e-Research service users on our business continuity plans in regards to COVID-19. All current services are being maintained. All TPAC staff are working remotely and in alignment with UTAS procedures. These facilities are part of the UTAS business continuity plans.  High performance computing, storage services (including collections) and the …

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NeCTAR Research Cloud COVID-19

The NeCTAR research cloud is expected to continue normal operations though this difficult time. The ARDC recently announced that there would be no expect impact to cloud services: “As you may be aware, the Nectar Research Cloud is a nationally coordinated and locally delivered service into which many universities and research institutions contribute effort and …

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University invests $5 million to ensure computer power matches research demands.

The University of Tasmania is investing in a new high-performance computer cluster (HPC) to meet the needs of a research thrust that is becoming increasingly data intensive. University Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Clive Baldock said the investment – which will include hardware and data centre facilities – will strengthen the University’s research effort to …

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Intel 'Knights Landing' Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors up and running.

TPAC recently launched 4 compute nodes with the new Intel Phi Processor, code name ‘Knights Landing’ (KNL). This gives local researchers the ability to use 256 cores of the new architecture. Intel Xeon Phi KNL processors feature the second generation of Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. Each processor features integrated on-package memory for higher memory …

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Cloud Starter Workshops

Cloud Computing is fast becoming the most effective way for researchers to use “commodity” computing and storage resources for their eResearch needs. The NeCTAR Research Cloud (built on OpenStack) delivers these resources freely to researchers throughout Australia. This environment allows research to grow and expand beyond desktop and local infrastructure, enabling truly global research collaboration, expandable …

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TPAC makes research easier with desktop in the cloud.

Researchers are often time-poor, and TPAC understands how important it is to offer services to researchers that are familiar, have been pre-configured with research tools and are quick to deploy. With this is mind TPAC have created a number of cloud based Virtual Machines (VM’s) that run within the National Research Cloud (NeCTAR). By using the …

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The Marine Virtual Laboratory (MARVL).

One of the many services that TPAC offers to research community is MARVL, The Marine Virtual Laboratory. The following is a brief Introduction to MARVL, how it can be accessed, and what you can do with it. You can also find out more about MARVL at www.marvl.org.au

New $8.75 million research resource launched

Tasmania continues a 20-year tradition at the crest of the nation’s research computing capacity with the launch today of the Tasmanian eResearch Cloud. The cloud will store important scientific data collections and also allow researchers to access enormous computing power from a standard desktop PC. The $8.75 million project is the result of a collaboration …

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TPAC Supports Weather@Home Project

Any Australian with a home computer and an internet connection can now power up a climate model and help scientists find the causes of record high temperatures and drought that hit Australia and New Zealand in 2013. The online climate experiment, Weather@Home has been created by a group of scientists from the University of Melbourne, …

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A MARVLIS Edge!

A video explaining the Marine Virtual Laboratory Information System (MARVLIS), and how it brings together a variety of data into one simple informative web portal. Need more information about MARVLIS? marvlis.blogspot.com.au Would you like to use MARVLIS? marvlis.aodn.org.au/marvlis/