NCI, Pawsey put the call out for COVID-19 data – Cloud – Hardware – Storage

Nancy J. Delong

Two of Australia’s higher overall performance computing (HPC) heavyweights have joined forces to supply supplemental computation and info methods for the countrywide and global struggle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 Exclusive Call from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the Nationwide Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is supposed to discover assignments that will gain from supplemental assistance obtaining, processing, analysing, storing and sharing info connected to analysis on the outbreak.

The grants arrive even as NCI and Pawsey brace for disruptions from the virus themselves.

On supply are free of charge HPC methods up to twenty MSU (million company units) and .5 PB on the NCI’s new Gadi supercomputer (the most strong in Australia) for use during the remainder of 2020 and for the initial six months of 2021.

Pawsey is offering up its Cloud Support, which does not formally launch right up until 1 April, which has been re-prioritised for coronavirus analysis with allocations of up to five hundred cores, with up to a hundred TB storage available for use via to 2021.

Cloud methods may also be allocated on NCI’s cloud techniques “where proper and available”.

Support expert services like code optimisation, workflow debugging, visualisation skills and info management assistance will also be delivered by committed guidance workers from each institutions as proper.

Feasible analysis purposes qualified for the grants could include (but are not constrained to):

  • Processing and analysing gene sequences
  • Mathematical modelling of the vector stages predicting transmission and containment
  • Computational predictions of protein structures associated with COVID-19 and associated biomolecular modelling
  • Modelling economics of the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Populace mapping and demographics
  • Worldwide biosecurity
  • Epidemiological modelling

Programs for grants are open right up until eight April at 5pm AEDT, with allocations set to be announced on 17 April.

Additional information on the grants can be discovered right here [pdf].

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