A new computing facility called MASSIVE – or Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment – ­is the latest tool in the fight against serious and life-threatening illnesses including lung disease, diabetes, AIDS and cancer.


The MASSIVE facility provides the hardware, software and expertise help scientist apply advanced imaging and visualisation techniques across a wide range of scientific fields and will provide scientists an unprecedented view of captured data and simulated models by providing the capability to view full resolution datasets.


MASSIVE is a partnership between some of the country’s leading technology providers and research institutions, including the Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing and Monash University, with funding from the Victorian Government and the National Computational Infrastructure.


It is the first centre for excellence for computational imaging and visualisation, aiding in Australia’s research efforts.


Further information is available at http://www.massive.org.au/