Crunching complex numbers

The National Computational Infrastructure announces its fourth quarter allocations of supercomputing, cloud and data storage resources to, “support new and varied workloads”

The scheme is for projects that need access to complex kit in “short bursts,” rather than “millions of computer hours over the course of whole year.

There are 32 awards, with Uni Sydney researchers taking eight, and ANU six.

They are almost all from hard (very hard, at least for CMM to grasp) science, but one project will make for politically interesting reading – Kathryn Baragwanath (Australian Catholic U) wants to know, “can protected areas and indigenous lands mitigate electoral deforestation cycles?”