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.
11 November 2019

Three times more storage and performance for SKA pathfinders

As part of the Pawsey Capital Refresh, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is boosting high-speed storage for researchers using CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescopes by providing three times as much storage and three times as much performance. Supercomputing workloads often require large data sets as inputs

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7 November 2019

New enhanced GPU capabilities will be fully operational by early 2020

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is pleased to officially announce the arrival of Topaz, a new commodity Linux cluster, provided by Xenon, which will be complementary to Zeus. Topaz is currently undergoing final configuration and testing with the assistance of invited Pawsey researchers, and we anticipate Topaz to be in full production in January 2020. Topaz

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Pawsey @ eResearch
29 October 2019

eResearch 2019: Engaging Diversity

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre spent a week in Brisbane for eResearch Australasia 2019, which focused on the theme eResearch Diversity. Organised by the Australasian eResearch Organisation, the conference is an opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to

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3 October 2019

The Pawseys at Pawsey on the anniversary of the birth of radio astronomy

Three generations of the Pawsey family joined the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in commemorating the birth of radio astronomy on its 74th anniversary.  On the 3rd of October 1945, Joseph Pawsey conducted the first successful radio astronomy experiment at the radar station on the Collaroy Plateau, Sydney. Pawsey was investigating how wartime radar had sometimes been

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Prof DK Panda from The Ohio State University
4 September 2019

HPCAC-AI 2019 – That’s a Wrap!

This year, the HPC-AI Advisory Council successfully held its third annual Perth conference in partnership with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. The two-day conference was a collaborative symposium, bringing together over 120 attendees, international industry luminaries and experts from a wide variety of scientific disciplines. The conference was an enlightening experience of lively debate, learning and insight

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3 September 2019

Pawsey take the night’s sky

On a cold, August morning, six Pawsey staff set off to Geraldton, a regional town over 400 kilometres away from Perth. With stars on their minds, the team were destined for the Murchison Radio Observatory (MRO) – a radio-silent zone a further 350 kilometres from Geraldton. The MRO currently hosts two world-leading radio astronomy telescopes,

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26 August 2019

Pawsey at the 2019 Festival of Learning – ResBaz

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre attended Perth ResBaz 2019, hosting three training sessions at this ‘un-conference’ festival of learning, hosted by Curtin University. This year, Pawsey had four representatives attend. Anne Backhaus, Education and Training Manager, Luke Edwards, Data Specialist, and Supercomputing Applications Specialists Brian Skjerven and Marco De La Pierre, all delivered successful training sessions on

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26 August 2019

Presenting Pawsey: AYRO 2019

Luke Edwards, Pawsey Data Specialist, presented an introductory information session on Pawsey at this years’ Achieve Your Research Outcomes (AYRO) series, hosted by the University of Western Australia (UWA). Luke presented Pawsey in a 45-minute information session to an audience of potential users. The presentation introduced what the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is and what services

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16 August 2019

Celebrating 10 years of GovHack at Pawsey

A cool night in August kicked off the GovHack Connections event at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. As a sponsor of GovHack 2019, Pawsey hosted the Connections event to celebrate their milestone ten years of operation and inform hackers of the challenges they will face over the hackathon weekend. What is a GovHack? A GovHack is

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14 August 2019

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Welcomes Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Key Sector Representatives

Pawsey welcomed the Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Dr Tobias Feakin. As part of his national roadshow on ‘Australia’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy’, Dr Feakin meet with Pawsey’s Executive Director, Mark Stickells along with members of Pawsey’s leadership team, and representatives from CSIRO, AustCyber and WA’s Cyber Innovation Hub, to discuss opportunities and risk in

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