Supercomputing access and life sciences computation expertise for researchers
Post author: VLSCI. Last update: 01/09/2015 at 3:07 pm by VLSCI.
VLSCI is the biggest computation facility devoted to life sciences in the world, where researchers can access high-end compute resources and a range of experts to assist them – from research design through to data management. Scaling-up life sciences research to operate on high performance computers cannot be realised without sound technical and scientific advice and collaboration. Expertise, skills development, training and documentation are all provided by the VLSCI expert staff.
This world class petascale facility has four systems built on two architectures (BlueGene/Q and x86) – each system offering varying memory and data-handling capacities to suit a range of tasks, from the large memory computational resources required for genomics to high capacity processing of computational imaging data.
The VLSCI is a significant investment in high performance computing, providing computer processing infrastructure and computational expertise for life science researchers.
VLSCI’s Peak Computing Facility offers technical expertise and documentation to maximise user experience and ensure efficient access to appropriate computing resources.
VLSCI’s Life Sciences Computation Centre (LSCC) exists to meet the skills gaps in research teams, build the necessary cross-disciplinary research collaborations and assist with scaling-up projects to make the most of the processing power being delivered. The VLSCI conducts a wide range of training activities to advance bioinformatics expertise and support biological sciences researchers across Australia by administering and developing important resources such as the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource and the Genomics Virtual Laboratory.
There are a range of ways VLSCI can assist researchers:
- We can foster high-level national and international collaborations for large-scale projects.
- You can access our machines through your university’s or research institute’s allocation.
- Train or consult with the LSCC to build capacity in your team.
- Get technical assistance from the PCF.
- Sign up to receive regular news about training, development and other outreach opportunities.
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Dr. Christina Hall
Dr. Vera Hansper
Dr. Michael Kuiper
Computational Molecular Scientist at Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative, .
Dr Michael Kuiper is a computational research scientist specialising in molecular simulations and visualisation. He contributes to many varied collaborative projects at the VLSCI, where his role is to enable researchers in biological science to utilise high-performance computing. Previously Mike has worked at the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing and Queens University, Canada, where he studied antifreeze proteins and spent time fishing in Antarctica with the United States Antarctic Program.
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Ms. Helen Gardiner
Assoc. Professor Brian Smith
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Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) at Central Precinct (Parkville)
Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative. , University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
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The High Throughput Genomics theme is lead by A/Prof Andrew Lonie, based at the University of Melbou …
Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) at South Eastern Precinct (Clayton)
Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative. , Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, .
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VLSCI’s Computational Imaging theme is lead by Prof Gary Egan at Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash U …
Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) at Northern Precinct (Bundoora)
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VLSCI’s Molecular Modelling and Dynamics theme is lead by A/Prof Brian Smith, based at LIMS, La Trob …
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