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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.
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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Magnus' Last Dance: The Magnus Supercomputer on a teal background
26 February 2021

Magnus’ last dance

Pawsey’s Magnus petascale supercomputer is being retired at the end of this year. As one of Australia’s Tier-1 public access supercomputers, users have clocked over one billion core hours since its inception 6 years ago. Magnus has helped more than 100 projects each year. This year is the last allocation year for Magnus before its

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24 February 2021

Pawsey unveils its super-fast tribute to the quokka

The world’s friendliest animal will lend its name to Australia’s fastest new research supercomputer, with the Pawsey Centre confirming its new system will be named Setonix – the scientific name for the quokka. The HPE Cray EX supercomputer will be 30 times more powerful than Pawsey’s existing systems, Magnus and Galaxy, and will be used to help accelerate research projects such as the

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Pawsey's 2020 Interns
14 December 2020

Ending 2020 with 23 bright interns

Twenty-three students have joined the annual Pawsey Summer Internship program, which began in December, 2020. Annually, this 10-week intensive internship program selects students to delve deeper into their scientific areas through high-performance computing. Students are supervised by project leads on their respective projects, which range from geophysical use of HPC, atomic and molecular photon collisions

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1 December 2020

New atlas of the Universe

The first survey of the entire southern sky was conducted by CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in record speed and detail, creating a new atlas of the Universe. Using ASKAP at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in outback Western Australia, the survey team observed 83 per cent of the entire sky. The

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Geometric image of Australia
16 November 2020

HPC Australia SC20 Update: National centres support critical research with next-generation supercomputers

The National Computational Infrastructure, based in Canberra in Australia’s east, and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, based in Perth in Australia’s west, are the country’s two Tier-1 High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data (HPD) centres. With a combined computational performance well above 10 Petaflops, data stores over 100 Petabytes in size, and a user

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