Data Science Week events announced.

Data Science Week aims to bring together Australia’s growing community of data scientists to network, discuss trending topics across the broad range of scientific endeavours, and to learn. This year’s Data Science Week is scheduled for 10-14 May 2021.

An exciting and inspiring array of events have been announced for this year including discussions on the best use of supercomputing and technology when protecting biodiversity.  A workshop on unlocking the power of AI in earth sciences. And a Geospatial Decathlon.

We are excited to be part of the Data Science Week events this year and will have opportunities all week for HPC enthusiasts to visit the team at DUG.

At 3pm on Thursday May 13 we will be hosting an exciting HPC Hour presentation by Dr Elena Denisenko, Research Associate at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Science, and Dr Stuart Midgley CIO of DUG Technology. Titled: “Data Science Evolution of HPC: The Cheetah is Changing its Spots” this talk will analyse how “new” users of HPC, such as bioinformaticians, are influencing the evolution of HPC systems. Once traditionally the domain of physicists and chemists, systems are evolving to meet new data science needs, developing new hardware and software products, allowing for more sophisticated data usage.

If you’d like to attend this free talk which will be followed by refreshments and networking, you can find more details and registration here.

In addition to our HPC Hour event, we will be conducting daily tours of our Perth data centre during Data Science Week.

Join one of our tours and discover why DUG’s data centres, featuring our patented immersion cooling technology: DUG Cool, were voted the most innovative in the world at the 2019 International Data Centre Design Awards.

Tours are available at these times and you can register here: https://datascienceweek.dug.com/.

By Kym Scampoli

Kym Scampoli has no idea how she ended up writing a science blog. She was dreaming of shoes one day and woke up to find herself surrounded by computers and data scientists! Kym's the manager of marketing, fun and frivolity at DUG. Her claim to fame is she managed to find kangaroos in Texas and threw a party to open DUG McCloud that was bigger than........well, Texas!

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