Data Fluency: Introduction to High Performance Computing

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.

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Automating neuroimaging analysis workflows with Nipype, Arcana and Banana

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.

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Data Fluency: Introduction to Python workshop

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 »

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AI with Deep learning workshop

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 »

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MASSIVE M3 DGX User Community Meeting

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.

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Implementing Scalable Bioinformatic Workflows in Snakemake & Nextflow

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).

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NVIDIA Clara – Intelligent Compute Engine for Healthcare and Life Sciences

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.

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