Pawsey news

23 March 2021

World’s First Market-Ready Diamond-based Quantum Accelerator Coming to Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian quantum computing startup from The Australian National University, will install the world’s first diamond quantum accelerator at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators that do not require near absolute zero temperature or complex laser systems to operate like mainframe quantum computers. Quantum Brilliance

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16 March 2021

Extreme-scale readiness program doubles its impact

Ten research projects were successfully granted access to the first Pawsey Centre for Extreme scale Readiness (PaCER) program, establishing Australia’s research platform for extreme scale computing. PaCER aims to ready the research community to make full use of Pawsey’s next era of supercomputing from late 2022. The PaCER program represents an opportunity for researchers to

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11 March 2021

Pawsey works with AFMS to build CFD community in Australia

With the support and participation of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, a Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Community of Practices (CoP) has been launched today as a result of the CFD and Australia’s next generation of supercomputers event, which gathered hundreds of CFD practitioners late last year. The CoP space will give CFD practitioners using supercomputers

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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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