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The opportunities for Extreme Scale computing

29 October 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Event cost: Free

Around the world, science is leading the response to some of humanity’s greatest challenges, from cancer research to climate change and the discovery and exploration of new galaxies. The power and possibilities of scientific discovery are enabled by world-class supercomputing infrastructure such as that provided by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.

As Pawsey undergoes its biggest upgrade since inception, this virtual event will bring together leading researchers from different scientific domains including health, radio astronomy and engineering to discuss the new capacity for discovery and breakthroughs that modern supercomputers like Pawsey’s will enable. 

The event will explore the research possibilities that we can expect to see in the future as scientists leverage significant leaps in technology and look forward to exascale computing to tackle some of Australia (and the world’s) greatest challenges.

Join us to discover the potential that supercomputers can bring to diverse research fields such as health, AI, and astronomy in a panel discussion moderated by Mark Stickells, Pawsey Executive Director.

Hear about the biggest scientific discoveries enabled by HPC, and the next era of science and supercomputing from Australia’s leading researchers. Pawsey is pleased to host:

  • Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, Director, Curtin Institute for Computation & Director, Murchison Widefield Array. Astronomy
  • Amanda Barnard, Australian National University, Senior Professor of Computational Science, ANU. Machine learning and HPC
  • Alan Mark, Affil Professorial Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland. Health

If you are an Australian researcher with a computational problem at scale or an HPC enthusiast, this event is for you!

This free event will be held online and there will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the discussion. Register to receive a zoom link closer to the event:


The event will take place at

  • 10:00 am AWST
  • 12:00 pm AEST
  • 1:00 pm AEDT