The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre prides itself on incorporating a range of best practices, features and solutions. Key features of the Centre include:
- A purpose-built supercomputing building of more than 1000 m2 at Technology Park in Kensington, Western Australia; complete with scalable cooling and electrical services, to accommodate for expanding supercomputing infrastructure within the facility
- A unique groundwater cooling system for removing heat from the supercomputer and dissipating this heat via an aquifer, 140 metres below the Centre, with no loss of groundwater.
- A photovoltaic system which has been incorporated into the building’s shaded façade, plus an extensive PV array on the roof of the building
- This installation generates 140 kW of electricity onsite, which acts to offset the electrical and CO2 footprint of the Supercomputing Centre
- Automated ‘intelligence’ incorporated into the building, with real-time monitoring, to facilitate efficient operation and support fine tuning of operations to reduce overall power costs