SKA team completes design for world’s most powerful supercomputer

Australia’s CSIRO, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are part of an international  consortium that has completed a five-year effort to design supercomputing infrastructure that will help process the masses of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

SKA will be the world’s largest radio telescope, with ground infrastructure hosted across two nations: Australia and South Africa. Australia will host ‘Ska-Low’ while South Africa will be home to ‘Ska-Mid’. The Australian portion of SKA will comprise 132,000 low-frequency antennas.

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