The RCC Kepler workshop on 14 July opened up potential research collaborations as attendees discussed their research focus and needs.
The scientific workflow system workshop attracted more than 15 UQ scientists and researchers from varied disciplines.
They were exposed to Kepler applications through a range of use cases from different disciplines, including wild fire control and prediction; vegetation and animal conservation planning; and computational fluid dynamics optimisation problems.
The highlight of the workshop was the hands-on session supported by the CoESRA virtual desktop system. Participants learned to build Kepler workflows and parallelise the computation using the Nimrod suite.
Dr Ilkay Altitas, from the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Kepler’s co-founder, launched the workshop via videoconference with an excellent talk about workflow-based science and using the Kepler system in automating complex scientific process.
Photo: RCC's Dr Minh Dinh speaking at the Kepler workshop.