MASSIVE is co-organising a combined symposium to plan how we enable interoperability and collaboration between researchers in a data-driven world.
Events and Training
Register now for our upcoming Introduction to Unix Shell and Command Line Interface workshop being held on Tuesday 19th November, at the Clayton Campus from 1pm-5pm.
Analysis of neuroimaging-research data involves the sequential application of algorithms implemented in a number of heterogeneous toolkits (e.g. FSL, SPM, MRTrix, ANTs, AFNI, DiPy). The workshop will show how to wrap neuroimaging tools within consistent interfaces and link them together into robust workflows using the Nipype Python package (http://nipype.readthedocs.io). Participants will then be shown how common components of these analysis workflows can be consolidated within object-oriented base classes using the Abstraction of Repository Centric ANAlysis (Arcana) (http://arcana.readthedocs.io) framework, and how this is used in the Brain imAgiNg Analysis iN Arcana (Banana) package to capture the arcana (obscure knowledge) of neuroimaging analysis workflow design.
Phylogenetics is essential for comparing biological species and understanding biodiversity for conservation. This workshop will discuss the basic principles and methods of phylogenetic inference. It will demonstrate the use of standard tools to estimate phylogenetic trees from aligned sequence data or distance data to help participants make informed decisions about which methods to use in their own research.
Register now for our upcoming Introduction to HPC Workshop being held at the Clayton campus on Wednesday 9th October from 1pm - 5pm. This workshop is aimed at beginners. However, it is mandatory that you have prior command-line experience. BYO device to the workshop. This workshop will provide an overview of what a High-Performance-Computing system looks like. Users will get hands-on experience with a small cluster, and learn how to use Linux command-line tools to write Slurm scripts which they can submit as simple batch jobs. After the workshop, users will be able to use what they learn on much bigger systems.
A combined symposium to plan how we enable interoperability and collaboration between researchers in a data-driven world.
Recent years have seen a groundswell of support in the bioscience community for improved reproducibility of data analyses. Large analysis workflows are fragile ecosystems of software tools, scripts and dependencies. One solution to these issues is the use of the workflow management systems such as Nextflow and Snakemake. Trainees will be exposed to a common analytical pipeline, implemented in both Nextflow and Snakemake, which can be seamlessly executed across different computing environments (laptop/desktop to High Performance Computing).
Register now for our upcoming Introduction to Python workshop being held at the The Alfred on Tuesday 24th September from 10:00am til 5:00pm. This hands-on workshop aims to equip participants with the fundamentals of programming in Python and give them skills needed to apply data analysis approaches to their research questions. The workshop will... Read more »
Register now for our upcoming AI with Deep learning workshop being held on Thursday, 19th September at Clayton campus from 10:00am-4:00pm. This intermediate-level workshop introduces how to implement and integrate the latest deep learning algorithm into your research by using the HPC cluster. The workshop is divided into three sections. We will first cover the principles of... Read more »
Register now for our upcoming Introduction to Unix Shell and Command Line Interface workshop being held on Wednesday 4th September, at the Clayton Campus from 1pm-5pm.
MASSIVE and Monash University are hosting a full day NVIDIA Clara workshop run by NVIDIA on the 30th of August. NVIDIA Clara provides access to technological advancements in hardware and software across medical imaging and genomics. With NVIDIA Clara, data scientists and developers have the tools they need to accelerate the future of medicine.
The University of Sydney is a partner of the CVL project and we are delighted to hold a training on how to use the CVL desktop for The University of Sydney staff and students using FreeSurfer as workflow example. FreeSurfer is an open source software suite for processing and analysing human brain MRI images. This workshop is the second part of a previous workshop , hence previous participants have priority to register.
This workshop will provide an overview of what a High-Performance-Computing system looks like. Users will get hands on experience with a small cluster, and learn how to use Linux command-line tools to write Slurm scripts which they can submit as simple batch jobs. After the workshop, users will be able to use what they learn on much bigger systems.
The Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL) Champions are a community of researchers, university lecturers, and bioimaging professionals taking part in a skills development program. The program is to enhance the national characterisation computing infrastructure and apply FAIR FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles to research workflows, by upskilling scientists and bioimaging professionals for continuation of these goals.
The MASSIVE team has recently expanded the GPU capability by adding five DGX-1 servers to the resource pool. We are close to completing the integration of these servers into the M3 queue, and we will be expanding this server partition in the future. We are keen to talk to future users of these servers to present how they will be accessed, discuss requirements, and capture any feedback.
The NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) and Monash University invite you to attend a hands-on deep learning workshop on July 19th, from 09:30-16:30 at Monash University's Clayton Campus, exclusively for verifiable academic students, staff, and researchers.
Register now for our upcoming Introduction to Python workshop being held at Clayton campus on Tuesday 25th June from 10:00am til 5:00pm. This hands-on workshop aims to equip participants with the fundamentals of programming in Python and give them skills needed to apply data analysis approaches to their research questions.
MASSIVE and the CVL are underpinning an introduction Cryo EM workshop before CRYOZ19 on June 3-5, which covers data processing and hands-on Cryo-EM. This 3-day workshop is a good opportunity for beginners to learn from the experts and start using Cryo EM. This workshop is limited to 20 participants.
Register now for our upcoming workshop on Image analysis in Python with SciPy and scikit-image. This is being held on Monday 6th May 2019 at the Clayton campus.
The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is running training for researchers in Melbourne; covering topics ranging from supercomputing, data and cloud services. It is a great opportunity to learn about the command line, freshen up your supercomputing skills, create a virtual machine and visualise your results in more engaging ways.
Register now for our upcoming Introduction to Tensor Flow and Machine Learning workshop is being held on Friday 22nd March at the Clayton campus. The workshop will be led by instructors from Monash eResearch centre and CSIRO
Data Science & AI in HASS, for short, will allow researchers to present new projects that might benefit from further collaboration; discuss the ethical, legal and social issues and challenges in this space; demonstrate tools and services Monash can provide; and encourage opportunities for our researchers to work across the university, or with our partners at Penn State.
Monash University is hosting Patrick Donnelly and Gary Burnett to give a seminar on how NVIDIA GPUs accelerate computation in two common areas of research: computer vision and natural language processing.
NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, together with Monash University, is hosting a Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision workshop on Thursday 12th July 2018 at Monash University Clayton Campus. In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the fundamentals of deep learning by training neural networks and using results to improve performance and capabilities.
The Monash Bioinformatics Platform is running a Best Practices in R workshop, aimed at graduate students and other researchers already comfortable with the basics of the R programming language, on Thursday 14th June 2018 at Monash University Clayton Campus.
Intel and the Monash University High Performance Computing (HPC) team (MonARCH and MASSIVE) have organised a half-day Intel Parallel Studio XE (IPSXE) Information Session to be held on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at Monash University Clayton Campus. For more information and to register see https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/half-day-ipsxe-intel-parallel-studio-xe-information-session-tickets-46479784286.
The capability to develop computer programs that learn through experience, using techniques such as deep neural networks, has generated significant interest across a wide range of fields, including medicine, biology, engineering, astronomy, economics, and law. The Machine Learning Symposium is a one-day applied Artificial Intelligence event to hear how researchers... Read more »
Understanding the nature of consciousness
At Monash University’s Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Tsuchiya is exploring some fundamental neuroscientific questions about the boundary between conscious and unconscious, and what happens in the brain when we slip from one conscious state to the other.
NVIDIA Annual Graduate Fellowship Program
NVIDIA has launched our 19th Annual Graduate Fellowship Program, which advances the frontiers of science by awarding grants and providing technical support to graduate students who are doing outstanding GPU-based research.
MASSIVE is hiring!
Monash eResearch and MASSIVE are seeking two staff to join our team: Senior Research Community Manager Research DevOps Systems Engineer (HEW 8 or 9)
NCMAS 2020 Call for Applications is open
The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) 2020 Call for Applications is open. Access to MASSIVE is available through the NCMAS. To begin your application and to find information about NCMAS 2020 head to https://ncmas.nci.org.au/2020/info
MASSIVE is a partner on the Australian Lung Health Initiative, a successful MRFF Frontiers project
MASSIVE is a partner on a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers project which has been awarded $960,000 for intensive research into new 4D diagnostic technology to allow accurate assessment of lung function in patients of all ages including the very sick.
Monash eResearch Centre is seeking a Cloud and HPC Architect
Monash eResearch Centre (the operator of MASSIVE) is seeking to appoint a highly experienced Cloud and HPC Architect to lead the architecture and development of our research cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities, including MASSIVE.
Student Cluster Competition at Supercomputing 2019
MASSIVE and Monash University, in collaboration with national partners, is hosting an entry to the Supercomputing Student Cluster Competition. See the Student Cluster Competition page for details.