• Helping reduce Australia's carbon footprint
  • Making it easy to create virtual universes
  • NCI joins NeCTAR Research Cloud


Joanne Whittaker is a Research Fellow at the School of Geosciences in the University of Sydney. She conducts research investigating Earth-ocean system phenomena including understanding interactions between upper mantle convection patterns and the manner with which they interact with the newly forming lithosphere of ocean basins.

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Human communication scientists can now study speech, language, text, and music on a larger scale, thanks to Alveo, a virtual laboratory funded through NeCTAR.  Alveo was officially launched in June 2014 and brings together data collections, analysis tools, and workflow in a common environment.


NeCTAR welcomes National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) to the NeCTAR Research Cloud, and congratulates the NCI team on commissioning their public cloud node of 3200 new high-performance CPU cores in early April 2014 to join the exising capability provided by the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, and eResearch South Australia.

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