Area of Use: Supercomputing

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre are a Tier-1 facility in Australia which enables amazing, ground-breaking science across the nation. Due to this high profile, we have collected Pawsey coverage across a range of national and international media publications.
21 September 2021

Setonix (Phase 1)

Setonix, a state-of-the-art HPE Cray EX supercomputer to be housed at Pawsey Centre, will be built on the same architecture used in world-leading exascale supercomputer projects including Frontier at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and El Capitan at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  Stage 1, will provide a 45 percent increase in compute power in one-fifth of the size

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8 September 2020

Garrawarla

Garrawarla, is a Hewlett-Packard GPU cluster compute system. “Garrawarla is a 78-node GPU-enabled compute cluster provided by Hewlett-Packard. It is a dedicated system that is available only to Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio astronomers. Garrawarla provides the latest generation of CPUs and GPUs, high memory bandwidth, increased memory, and local storage per node to allow

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3 March 2020

Topaz

Topaz, a commodity Linux cluster, provided by Xenon, which is an extension of Zeus. Topaz will be suitable for jobs which can take advantage of the advanced GPU capabilities and latest generation InfiniBand infrastructure. GPUs are accelerators which provide huge amounts of compute power but require less electrical power to run in comparison to conventional CPUs.  Topaz

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8 August 2018

Zeus

Pawsey’s HPC stepping stone. Zeus is a complementary system to Magnus, and is an SGI Linux cluster that supports pre- and post-processing of data, throughput workflows, simulations and remote visualisation work.  Projects which have been allocated time on other resources, via the Merit Allocation System are provided with access to Zeus as a ‘stepping stone’

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8 August 2018

Galaxy

Real-time computing for Australian radio astronomy Our Cray XC30 system, Galaxy, is unique in being the world’s only real-time, supercomputing service for telescopes used in astronomy research.  In fact, the telescopes used in the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) – precursor projects for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)-  would

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31 July 2018

Magnus

Our petascale supercomputer, Magnus (Latin for ‘Great’), is the only public access research Cray XC40 in Australia.  Magnus has been designed specifically to tackle the largest simulations currently possible, at previously unimaginable resolutions.  It currently provides high-end computing capability to projects across the entire spectrum of scientific fields.  Magnus provides a software stack highly attuned

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