Ryan on.......VGL

Blog 13/7/12
Though the first blog for this project, we are now technically 2months into the VGL Project. After various contracting issues, CSIRO has signed onto the NeCTAR sub-contract and is the lead agent in the Virtual Geophysics Laboratory project. For more specific details about this project, check out here - https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/wiki/NeCTARProjects/WebHome.  
The project aims to open access up to HPC and Cloud resources to the Australian Geophysics community via a web interface and service infrastructure.
Last week I kick started things by running a series of presentations around Aust (presentation available at: https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/wiki/pub/NeCTARProjects/WebHome/Fraser-21June12-IDLE-ARRCv2.pptx) with the intent to increase interest in the development. Response has been strong and hoping we can persist it.
Josh Vote, Terry Rankine and myself will run things from the csiro side, with assistance from NCI, GA, Monash, UQ and ANU. 1st release will be to a restricted audience on the 30th July 2012, with a subsequent v1.1 release to the general public on the 30th October 2012.
Final thing to note is that we are recruiting for a software developer to assist with the project – if you’re interested contact me!
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