MASSIVE Newsletter Q3 2018

Dear MASSIVE announce members and users,

National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme 2019

Merit based applications for time on MASSIVE (and other Australian HPC systems) through the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme open on the 3rd of September. Please see the NCMAS page for more information. Key dates are:

  • 3 September 2018 Applications open

  • 19 October 2018 Applications close (8:00pm AEDT)

  • 1 December 2018 Allocations announced

M3 Upgrade

Mid this year, MASSIVE released new nodes as part of the M3 stage 2 upgrade. M3 now consists of 4,188 CPU cores, 168 NVIDIA coprocessors and a 3PB parallel file system. A further small upgrade has been ordered and will be available to users toward the end of 2018. This order includes 432 CPU cores, 9 x NVIDIA 32GB V100s, and 30 x NVIDIA P4 GPUs to be deployed for scientific desktops. M3 now hosts 220 research projects and 614 users.

M2 Decommissioning

After 7 years of service, the M2 system will be decommissioned toward the end of this year. Specific communications will be sent to researchers still using the system. All M2 users who have not yet moved to M3 are encouraged to contact

Seminar: Deep learning training and inference on NVIDIA GPUs (6th September)

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. The will discuss advances in neural network architecture from NVIDIA Research, introduce NVIDIA libraries for training and deploying neural networks (cuDNN and TensorRT), and provide a live demo of training and inference using NVIDIA GPU Cloud.Details and registration.

2nd Advanced Scientific Programming in Python

Applications are now open for the 2nd Advanced Scientific Programming in Python Asia-Pacific summer school. The course will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, from Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th January 2019. It's free to attend, and we have a limited number of travel scholarships available.
See for more information and to apply. Applications close 7th October 2018.

Wojtek James Goscinski