Pawsey News

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.
14 September 2021

2021 HPC-AI Advisory Council Australia Conference agenda is now available

Sunnyvale, CA – September 13 2021 –  The for community benefit HPC-AI Advisory Council, in collaboration with Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre, today announced the 2021 Australia Conference will take place, virtually, 23 & 24 September. Hosted from Western Australia’s AWST time zone (UTC +8), the fourth annual conference will present a condensed agenda in

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31 August 2021

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

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20 August 2021

A week of celebrating all things science!

This week we celebrated National Science Week at Pawsey. 2021 Premier’s Science Awards The week started with an incredible 2021 Premier’s Science Awards gala night where Mark Stickells, our ED, joined the attendees to celebrate the finalists of the awards – 22  Western Australia’s outstanding scientists. The ceremony took place at the WA Museum Boola

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Acacia Object Storage
16 August 2021

Pawsey to deploy 130PB of multi-tier storage

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will become home to one of the largest research-focused object storage systems in the world, with 130 petabytes of online and offline storage as part of the facility’s $70 million capital refresh project. Pawsey has awarded two contracts for the storage, with a combined value of $7 million, to Dell and Xenon,

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25 July 2021

Building a Bioinformatics HPC Community in Australia

With the support of the Australian BioCommons and ABACBS, a Bioinformatics Community of Practice (CoP) has been created. This has been launched as a result of the Bioinformatics at Scale and Australia’s Next Generation of Supercomputers event, held earlier in 2021. The CoP will give bioinformaticians using supercomputers the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences while remaining

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27 May 2021

Do you notice we look a little different?

In the next few weeks, Pawsey will achieve a significant milestone for Australian high-performance computing, with the arrival of Setonix, the fastest, most powerful research computer in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s the biggest computing power advance in Australia’s history and to mark this transformative moment, we have taken the time to think about our role

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Mark Stickells, Pawsey Executive Director
25 May 2021

Space data facility to open new frontier for business innovation

Training businesses on how to use space data and data collected through observation of the Earth will be a key feature of the Australian Space Data Analysis Facility, officially launched this week in Western Australia. The new facility, managed by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and Western Australian Data Science Innovation Hub and assisted by the

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24 May 2021

Meet the PaCER Cohort: June series

Ten research projects were successfully granted access to the first Pawsey Centre for Extreme-scale Readiness (PaCER) program, establishing Australia’s research platform for extreme-scale computing.   Pawsey is hosting a series of seminars throughout June showcasing the first cohort of PaCER researchers’ projects.  The focus of the PaCER program is on both extreme scale research (algorithms design, code optimisation, application and workflow readiness) and using the computational infrastructure to facilitate research for producing world-class

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Mark Stickells, Pawsey Executive Director
23 March 2021

World’s First Market-Ready Diamond-based Quantum Accelerator Coming to Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian quantum computing startup from The Australian National University, will install the world’s first diamond quantum accelerator at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators that do not require near absolute zero temperature or complex laser systems to operate like mainframe quantum computers. Quantum Brilliance

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16 March 2021

Extreme-scale readiness program doubles its impact

Ten research projects were successfully granted access to the first Pawsey Centre for Extreme scale Readiness (PaCER) program, establishing Australia’s research platform for extreme scale computing. PaCER aims to ready the research community to make full use of Pawsey’s next era of supercomputing from late 2022. The PaCER program represents an opportunity for researchers to

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