3 Workshops to help you prepare for your New Year’s data analysis

3 Workshops to help you prepare for your New Year’s data analysis
January 5, 2017 Lauren Attana

You’re invited to attend our latest workshops for researchers wanting a practical introduction into using the Nectar Research Cloud, RStudio in the Cloud and High Performance Computing.

All workshops will be held at Level 11 – Small Group Discovery Room, Schulz Building, Adelaide University (North Terrace Campus).

Workshop: The Nectar Research Cloud, a practical introduction 
Thursday 9 February 2017  | 12.30pm – 3.30pm

This workshop will provide an practical introduction to the cloud and all the basic tools you need to know to run your first cloud computer. The workshop is aimed at beginners to the Nectar Research Cloud.


Workshop: RStudio in the Cloud
Thursday 23 February 2017  | 12.30pm – 3.30pm

This workshop demonstrates a simple way to get started using R-Studio in the Nectar cloud. The workshop is aimed at researchers who use the R statistical package and would like to apply cloud computing to their R analyses.


Workshop: Using High Performance Computing, a practical introduction
Thursday 9 March 2017 | 12.30pm – 3.30pm

This course demonstrates how to use HPC and Cloud Clusters to enhance research outcomes. This workshop is for new users wanting a complete introduction to HPC.



  • “The supercomputing facilities at eResearch SA permit analysis of a host of interesting problems in evolutionary biology. It is the only computer system in SA that can perform certain complex calculations required to infer large evolutionary trees and associated patterns of evolution.”  
    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
  • “Having access to greater computer power helps us put in place a more realistic model in terms of the number of atoms you can have in the system and that improves the predictive power of the calculations.”
    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology
  • "eResearch capabilities ... ensure we can continue to use the latest methods available in our field. The hope is that through the use of these technologies, we will be able to achieve some research outcomes that may otherwise not have been possible.”  
    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA
  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut
  • "The eRSA support is very personal and solution-focused and not just a brushing off 'it's-your-fault-check-your-code' kind of support which one sometimes gets from University tech supports. I very much appreciate the help."  
    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University

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