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2018 Pawsey Open Day

Family-friendly Open Day at the Pawsey Centre on Saturday 11 August (as part of the National Science Week).

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Open Day will be held on Saturday 11 August 2018, as part of the National Science Week. The Open Day is a great opportunity to meet with Pawsey experts and discover what goes on behind the scenes about BIG SCIENCE in Australia. This event will bring together researchers, industry representatives, students and the general public to learn all about supercomputers, their history, the benefits they can bring to society and the outcomes that Pawsey systems are delivering to help Australian growth and advancement.

Program highlights include:

A family-friendly event which includes tours through the centre, engaging activities that will help young and old alike understand High-Performance computing concepts, food and children’s face painting.

There will be presentations from researchers to provide more understanding to several fields of research.

You will be able to take a tour of the exhibition space at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and hear all the amazing stories resulting from the use of Pawsey systems and contemplate Magnus one of the fastest supercomputers in the Southern Hemisphere through the viewing screen and take selfies. Visitors over 12 years of age, and only if registered online, will be able to participate in a tour of the ‘white space’ where the supercomputers themselves are located.

Free parking will be available at the ARRC carparks, at 26 Dick Perry Avenue.


Our advertised tours are now fully booked!  We have 25 tour places available for the last tour of every hour.  You will need to go to the  registration desk to register for these on the day.