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Magnus' Last Dance: The Magnus Supercomputer on a teal background
26 February 2021

Magnus’ last dance

Pawsey’s Magnus petascale supercomputer is being retired at the end of this year. As one of Australia’s Tier-1 public access supercomputers, users have clocked over one billion core hours since its inception 6 years ago. Magnus has helped more than 100 projects each year. This year is the last allocation year for Magnus before its

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24 February 2021

Pawsey unveils its super-fast tribute to the quokka

The world’s friendliest animal will lend its name to Australia’s fastest new research supercomputer, with the Pawsey Centre confirming its new system will be named Setonix – the scientific name for the quokka. The HPE Cray EX supercomputer will be 30 times more powerful than Pawsey’s existing systems, Magnus and Galaxy, and will be used to help accelerate research projects such as the

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Pawsey's 2020 Interns
14 December 2020

Ending 2020 with 23 bright interns

Twenty-three students have joined the annual Pawsey Summer Internship program, which began in December, 2020. Annually, this 10-week intensive internship program selects students to delve deeper into their scientific areas through high-performance computing. Students are supervised by project leads on their respective projects, which range from geophysical use of HPC, atomic and molecular photon collisions

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1 December 2020

New atlas of the Universe

The first survey of the entire southern sky was conducted by CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in record speed and detail, creating a new atlas of the Universe. Using ASKAP at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in outback Western Australia, the survey team observed 83 per cent of the entire sky. The

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Geometric image of Australia
16 November 2020

HPC Australia SC20 Update: National centres support critical research with next-generation supercomputers

The National Computational Infrastructure, based in Canberra in Australia’s east, and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, based in Perth in Australia’s west, are the country’s two Tier-1 High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data (HPD) centres. With a combined computational performance well above 10 Petaflops, data stores over 100 Petabytes in size, and a user

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Maciej Cytowski - Head of Scientific Services
26 October 2020

Pawsey launches new partnering program to achieve HPC research at scale

Call for PaCER Grand Challenge problem is now open The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has today opened a call for submissions for a new program that will provide training and support for Australia’s research community, to prepare researchers for the next era of supercomputing and help them to deliver outcomes that benefit the nation. Pawsey Centre

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Invitation for the Women in HPC virtual afternoon tea
23 October 2020

Women in HPC (WHPC) Forms New Australasian Chapter

An Australasian Chapter of the global organisation Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) is aiming to better support diversity within and across the Australian and New Zealand HPC and eResearch sectors. The initiative, a collaboration between Monash University, Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO), NCI Australia, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and New Zealand eScience Infrastructure, was announced at the eResearch Australasia (eResAU) Conference 2020. “I’m thrilled

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19 October 2020

Powering the next generation of Australian research with HPE

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver its new supercomputer, which will power future high-impact Australian research projects by delivering 30 times more compute power than predecessor systems Magnus and Galaxy. Pawsey’s new system will be built using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer, with expanded data storage capabilities through the

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2 October 2020

HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards nominees

Each year the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by our readers across the HPC community, to recognize the most outstanding individuals, organizations, products, and technologies in the industry. The nomination period is over, and many great entries have been submitted – now it’s up to you to support the best and brightest make their

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23 September 2020

NCMAS 2021 Call open for applications

The call for time on Australia’s largest supercomputers opens today. The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) is the premier allocation scheme for access to Australian national supercomputing facilities for meritorious research. The NCMAS provides access, based on research and computational merit, for researchers at Australian universities and publicly funded research agencies. For the 2021

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