2022 Partner allocations are open!

Calls are now open for supercomputing time in 2022 through NCMAS and Pawsey Partner schemes. This will be your first opportunity to access Setonix, Pawsey’s new HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, and Acacia, the Centre’s high-speed object storage system.

Most Important Changes

  • The Pawsey Energy & Resources Merit Allocation Scheme has been discontinued. Researchers from the Australian energy and resources research community are encouraged to apply through the NCMAS and Pawsey Partner schemes.
  • In 2022 researchers applying through the NCMAS and Pawsey Partner Schemes will apply for allocations on Setonix Phase 1 (1st Request) and Setonix Phase 2 (2nd Request) separately.
  • Applicants to Pawsey Partner Scheme will use new submission form available here: https://ssl.linklings.net/organizations/pawsey/
  • Pawsey Partner Scheme Assessments Criteria has been updated

For more information visit: Application Process Changes for 2022

For more information about Pawsey Partner Scheme visit Pawsey Partner Scheme pages

About Pawsey Partner Scheme

The Pawsey Partner Scheme supports the Pawsey partner institutions: CSIRO, Curtin UniversityEdith Cowan UniversityMurdoch University, and the University of Western Australia. It provides significant amounts of compute time for meritorious projects led by researchers from these institutions.

Staff from Western Australian Government Agencies who are conducting research or development are considered as being from the Pawsey Partners, for the purpose of being eligible to access Pawsey services under the Partner Share.

The applications will be open only for Setonix CPU partition allocations.

Pawsey Partner Allocation Scheme 1st Request full year 2nd Request 2H 2022 pro rata
Scheme total capacity 110M Service Units max. 190M Service Units
Minimum request size 100k Service Units 1M Service Units

Key Dates

Dates Milestone
31st August 2021 Applications open
11th October 2021 Applications close (5pm Anywhere on Earth Time)
12th October – 17th December 2021 Applications review
22nd December 2021 Allocations announced


Merit Allocation Training 2022

Friday 3 September, 2021
1pm – 2.30pm AWST / 3pm – 5.30pm AEST | Online

Pawsey’s merit allocation training session provides critical information for researchers considering to apply for time on Pawsey’s new Setonixsupercomputer in 2022.

Join Pawsey staff to:

  • Learn about the cutting-edge hardware and software technology available in the new Setonix supercomputer
  • Review the phased deployment schedule and availability of Setonix
  • Discuss the revised resource accounting model
  • Learn about the available schemes and online application processes

Register here