Pawsey news

Fugaku the Fujitsu supercomputer from Riken Center for Computational Science in Japan, the Number #1 system in the Top500 list
23 November 2021

World supercomputing leadership recently announced at SC

For the first time in two years, Pawsey is back on the Top500 list with Setonix introduced to the world at the SC Conference in the USA. Setonix has debuted on the list at 314, delivering a peak performance of 2.57 petaflops per second – and that’s just the power of Stage 1. The Top

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15 November 2021

HPC Australia Update: Infrastructure accelerating Australian science and research

Superior infrastructure In recent years, Australia’s Tier-1 High Performance Computing (HPC) centres, the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre and National Computational Infrastructure, have undergone significant infrastructure upgrades.  In its second full year of operations in 2021, NCI’s supercomputer, Gadi, has been on track to do more than 800 million hours of computing for its users. With

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12 November 2021

The Pawsey Supercomputer Research Centre joins the OpenMP® effort

33 vendors and research organizations are now collaborating to develop this standard parallel programming model   Saint-Louis, Missouri — Nov 12, 2021 — The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre has joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware vendors, software vendors, and research organizations that are creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel

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Dr Cathhy Foley, Australian Chief of Science, presentation during one of the Quantum events runs by Pawsey
4 November 2021

Space, Quantum, COVID-19 research took centre stage in 2020-21

We are delighted to present our new Annual Report, reflecting on our achievement during 2021-2022 — a year in which the value of Pawsey’s infrastructure, expertise and people has never been clearer. Despite the challenges posed through the COVID-19 pandemic, Pawsey has had a very good year, with our staff continuing to deliver and expand the

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Viking orbiter 1 image of Tooting
3 November 2021

Pawsey helps track Martian meteorites to their source

Pawsey supercomputers have helped researchers at Curtin University track the original location of a group of meteorites from Mars flung up to 400 million kilometres to Earth. The research has pinpointed the Tooting crater, located in the Tharsis region of Mars, as the likely origin for some of the 166 Martian rocks that have been

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29 October 2021

More efficient scientific software management for Setonix

A flexible, open-source package management tool that can support multiple versions and configurations of software will be adopted as part of Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre’s configuration of software and hardware for Setonix phase 1. To enable easy and performant software installations for staff and researchers, Pawsey experts are adopting Spack, a package manager developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) that has

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19 October 2021

Extended power outage scheduled at Pawsey

At Pawsey, we have been working to get Setonix, your new research supercomputer, ready and available for your 2022 allocation. As part of the Setonix commissioning, some electrical works are needed and therefore an extended power outage has been scheduled for the first week in November. Building work undertaken during the past few months will also

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14 October 2021

Pawsey partners with CSC, host site for LUMI, Queen of the North

The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre in Western Australia and CSC – IT Center for Science in Finland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a collaborative partnership to achieve strategic global objectives. The two organisations wish to implement a fruitful exchange of information regarding supercomputers, solely for peaceful purposes to promote research and development,

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Carpentries partnership for Australia to uplift digital research skills
13 October 2021

Carpentries partnership for Australia to uplift digital research skills

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between 10 Australian research institutions to train instructors in The Carpentries digital research skills. The partnership was announced at the ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit, part of the eResearch Australasia conference. The partnership is one of the largest in the world, and gives research institutions of all sizes

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24 September 2021

Launching the new Australian Apollo Service for collaborative genome annotation

Source: Australia BioCommons Australian BioCommons is thrilled to announce the launch of the Australian Apollo Service in partnership with QCIF and Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre. This new service offers access to the popular tool, Apollo, which facilitates real-time collaborative curation and genome annotation editing, along with a valuable layer of IT support. The Australian Apollo

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