MASSIVE Annual Report for 2012
Download the inaugural 2012 MASSIVE Annual Report to learn about MASSIVE, our recent achievements, research stories, strategic direction and the work we've been doing since our launch in mid 2010.
Applications for Merit Allocation access to MASSIVE are now open. The closing date for applications has been moved to Friday, 8 November 2013 to compensate for delays in opening the application round. Application procedures for 2014 differ slightly from previous years. Notable changes are:
- Each researcher can be a Chief Investigator on only one application,
- Proposal length and rigour will depend on the allocation requested,
- Requests will be quantised within application categorised (by size,)
- Special allocations will be made to accommodate early career researchers.
The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme is currently calling for mid-year applications for new projects requiring computational resources (processor time and related data storage) on four facilities including MASSIVE. Read more ...
A major goal of the developers at the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL) is to build software infrastructure to make high performance computing more accessible to a wider range of Australian researchers. To achieve this, we’re developing an online desktop environment that can be accessed remotely, providing researchers with a ready-made interactive analysis environment. We expect this will allow scientists to focus on using tools and applying sophisticated analysis techniques, rather than on installing and configuring software or copying data. Users of MASSIVE will know that a version of this environment, the MASSIVE Desktop, is now available and can be accessed easily using a simple Mac, Windows or Linux tool called the MASSIVE Launcher. One research group that has made good use of the MASSIVE Desktop and Launcher is the Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics Lab (FABLab) at Monash University, who use the desktop to access biomedical segmentation and visualisation software. Read more ...
The Victorian Node of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) was launched on Friday 22nd February 2013, established by Monash University with MASSIVE support together with The University of Melbourne through the Victorian Life Sciences Computational Initiative (VLSCI). Participation in the INCF program will help MASSIVE to deliver enhanced services to the Australian neuroinformatics and imaging communities. Aims of the node include developing data management and analytic tools for neuroscience informatics. Read more ...