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High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application

AusBiocommons Event

Date/time: 20 August 2021 – 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 – 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST

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Bioinformaticians are increasingly turning to specialised compute infrastructure and efficient, scalable workflows as their research becomes more data intensive. Australian researchers that require extensive compute resources to process large datasets can apply for access to national high performance computing facilities (e.g. Pawsey and NCI) to power their research through the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS). NCMAS is a competitive, merit-based scheme and requires applicants to carefully consider how the compute infrastructure and workflows will be applied.

This webinar provides life science researchers with insights into what makes a strong NCMAS application, with a focus on the technical assessment, and how to design and present effective and efficient bioinformatic workflows for the various national compute facilities. It will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Who the webinar is for

This webinar is intended for biologists and bioinformaticians who wish to apply for the NCMAS 2022 allocation. Familiarity with HPC is recommended.

For an overview of compute options available to Australian researchers and advice on how to match your bioinformatics needs to compute join our other webinar on Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute.

Presenters: Georgina Samaha and Dr Tracy Chew, Sydney Informatics Hub, University of Sydney

How to join: This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance.

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