Victorian INCF Node Launched

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.

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MASSIVE Stage 2 Installation Complete

Installation of the MASSIVE second stage purchase is now complete and available to users. This installation is a big increase in the compute and data processing capability available to MASSIVE users, including users of beamlines at Australian Synchrotron and national users through both the National Merit Allocation and the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory. The installation includes 76 new nodes with 16 cores per node at M2, and an increase of file system capacity and speed at both M1 and M2. Coprocessors have also been purchased and are expected to be installed in April-May 2013. This includes 68 NVIDIA K20 and 20 Intel phis. Please see the resources page for detailed specifications.

Infrared Beamline Data Analysis Highlights

Last June's Infrared Beamline Data Analysis Workshop, held at the Australian Synchrotron and organised by infrared beamline scientist Dr Ljiljana Puskar, was supported by and utilised MASSIVE and attracted over 40 attendees. Tutorials gave participants the opportunity to use MASSIVE to conduct Resonant Mie Scattering Extended Multiplicative Signal Correction (RMieS-EMSC) to data from the Australian Synchrotron's infrared beamline. See details and links to further information at

Beamline Workshops November 2012

The following three beamline workshops running in November 2012 are being sponsored by MASSIVE:

  • ANSTO/AS Powder Diffraction Data Analysis Workshop, 12th - 14th November 2012
  • ausBioSAS Workshop, 13th - 16th November 2012
  • Soft X-ray Spectroscopy Satellite Workshop, 26th - 28th November 2012

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NCI Specialised Facilities Roadshow 2012 - Brisbane and Sydney

The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) call for applications is closing on 1st November 2012. The NCI Specialised Facilities, MASSIVE and the NCI-SF for Bioinformatics, are together holding information sessions in Brisbane on Monday 22nd October and in Sydney on Tuesday 23rd October 2012. Please join us to learn how MASSIVE and the NCI-SF can assist you with your research and how to apply for access. Registration is required and will close COB Friday 19th October for the Brisbane session and COB Monday 22nd October for the Sydney session.

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