Australia government earmarks A$70m to refresh supercomputers


The investment will fund replacements for two supercomputers at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in an effort to bolster Australia’s research capabilities

The Australian government has earmarked A$70m to refresh the high-performance computing (HPC) systems at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth, western Australia, in a bid to beef up the country’s science and innovation chops.

The investment will be used to fund replacements for Pawsey’s flagship supercomputer, Magnus, as well as the real-time supercomputer, Galaxy. Both systems are close to the end of their operational lives.

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