When rubbish enters the ocean what happens? Oceanographer Dr Erik Van Sebille says: “The plastic joins other rubbish ... and is eaten by thousands of sea animals, birds and fish who mistake the plastic for food.” Dr Van Sebille is using the NeCTAR Research Cloud to host http://www.adrift.org.au a research tool 'Adrift' to explore how objects drift through the ocean.
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NeCTAR and ANDS host successful developer days
NeCTAR in partnership with the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) recently held two successful 'hands on developer days' in Melbourne, Friday March 23 and Brisbane, Tuesday March 27, 2012.
More than 160 developers, system analysts, technical architects and technically proficient researchers came together to learn more about NeCTAR's new research cloud and all the great services on offer from ANDS.
Developers showed a high level of enthusiasm - networking, making new friends and sharing their knowledge to help launch new instances in the NeCTAR cloud. The Australian developer community hopes to meet regularly in the future. Please join. It is easy, please provide your details http://eepurl.com/kuhOD so we can keep you up-to-date with all the great activities happening in this space.
What is NeCTAR's new Australian research cloud?
NeCTAR is partnering with Australian institutions and research organisations to create, for the first time, a national research cloud for Australian researchers. The University of Melbourne has built the first node of the research cloud, operational now, and further nodes will be commissioned by other research institutions throughout 2012.
Is it an Australian first?
NeCTAR's new national research cloud is an Australian first. Once fully operational with 26,000 cores, it will be the largest deployment of OpenStack technology outside the United States.
What are some benefits of cloud computing?
The NeCTAR research cloud enables Australian researchers to respond rapidly to new developments by providing instant access to scalable computing resources and applications. Computational results are easily shared with national and international collaboration partners. It fosters innovation in research software applications and services by reducing barriers to rapid deployment and sharing of research applications.
Access anywhere and at anytime with complete control
You do not have to apply for permission to use NeCTAR’s research cloud. It is free to Australian researchers and fosters collaboration across institutional and international boundaries. It is accessible from anywhere in the world and you have complete control over who has access to your resources in the cloud.