September 23, 2020

MASSIVE Specialised Merit Allocation through NCMAS

MASSIVE is an Australian HPC facility for data processing, analysis and visualisation. MASSIVE is offering time on its systems for neuroscience, structural biology, and machine learning users under the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme. This scheme provides researchers with access to CPU and GPU computing time through merit allocation.

MASSIVE is offering specialised access through NCMAS in support of the ARDC-funded Australian Characterisation Commons at Scale and Environments to Accelerate Machine Learning Based Discovery platforms projects.

MASSIVE provide researchers with the computing resources and tools to apply high-throughput parallel processing and deep learning techniques to solve a broader variety of difficult research questions, and allow researchers to more effectively extract knowledge from scientific data.

MASSIVE operates an integrative HPC facility that sits at the nexus of instruments, experiments, new users communities, and data science techniques.

For 2021, MASSIVE is running a specialised call and is accepting NCMAS applications in the following three areas:

  • Neuroscience with a specific focus on neuroimaging;
    • MASSIVE supports over 120 neuroscience research projects on the facility.
    • An extensive library of neuroscience and neuroimaging software.
    • An extensive library of interactive neuroscience tools access via remote desktop.
    • Integration with neuroimaging data management environments, such as XNAT.
    • A collection of neuroimaging data collections, including the Human Connectome Project and support for new collections.
    • Dedicated support and training for neuroimaging and data collections under the ARDC-funded Australian Characterisation Commons at Scale project.
  • Structural biology with a particular focus on CryoEM processing:
    • MASSIVE supports over 70 CryoEM projects.
    • An extensive library of cryoEM software.
    • An extensive library of interactive cryoEM tools access via remote desktop.
    • A wide range of GPU cards including access to NVIDIA DGX1-V systems.
    • Integration with CryoEM microscopes located at three Australian Universities.
    • Support for data transfer and management of cryoEM data.
    • Dedicated support and training for cryoEM under the ARDC-funded Australian Characterisation Commons at Scale project.
  • Machine learning, both techniques development and applications.
    • MASSIVE supports over 80 machine learning projects, supporting both applications of ML, and techniques development.
    • An extensive library of ML and deep learning software.
    • An extensive library of interactive tools access via remote desktop, and interactive support for Jupyter.
    • A wide range of GPU cards including access to NVIDIA DGX1-V systems.
    • Support for ML data collections.
    • Dedicated support and training for ML users under the ARDC-funded Environments to Accelerate Machine Learning Based Discovery project.
    • Please see further information about the dedicated server hardware for machine learning

MASSIVE provides easy access through a dedicated remote desktop environment and supports a wide range of users new to HPC.

For further details about the application process please see the NCMAS website.

Applications close on the 26th October at 5PM.