Pawsey news

2 December 2019

Starting summer with a 10-week internship

Twelve students have joined the annual Pawsey Summer Internship program, which began in November this year. 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

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27 November 2019

Australian HPC landscape showcased in Denver

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre joined more than 10,000 participants including researchers, scientists, application developers, computing centre staff and management, computing industry staff, agency program managers, journalists, and congressional staffers at SC19, the largest international supercomputing conference. The conference took place in Denver last week and Pawsey together with NCI Australia, our sister institution in Canberra, showcased

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WAITTA Game Changer Awards 2019
23 November 2019

Supporting Australia’s future innovators – the Game Changers Awards

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre were proud to be return sponsors for the 2019 Game Changers Awards, hosted by WAITTA and Edith Cowan University. This year, 78 teams, 60 schools and over 200 attendees participated in the STEM event. This day of competition brings together schools and students from year three to ten who compete for the

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21 November 2019

Pawsey Capital Refresh Boosts Cloud Infrastructure

Dell Technologies to upgrade Pawsey’s cloud with 5x more memory and 25x storage in new high throughput cloud infrastructure The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has selected Dell Technologies to expand its current cloud system with five times more memory and 25 times more storage to form a new cutting-edge system. The new compute cloud is another

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HPCWire Award
19 November 2019

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Honoured in the 2019 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

16th Annual HPCwire Awards Given to Leaders in the Global HPC Community The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2019 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC19), in Denver, Colorado. The award represents resounding recognition throughout the HPC industry,

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14 November 2019

Tender release for Australia’s new research supercomputer

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, through CSIRO, has today released on AusTender the major tender in a $70m capital refresh project. Pawsey is tendering for a new supercomputing system that will replace its existing Magnus and Galaxy supercomputers. Funded by a grant from the Australian Government, the infrastructure upgrade will allow Pawsey to keep pace with

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11 November 2019

Three times more storage and performance for SKA pathfinders

As part of the Pawsey Capital Refresh, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is boosting high-speed storage for researchers using CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)and the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescopes by providing three times as much storage and three times as much performance. Supercomputing is often associated with raw processing power, the ability

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7 November 2019

New enhanced GPU capabilities will be fully operational by early 2020

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is pleased to officially announce the arrival of Topaz, a new commodity Linux cluster, provided by Xenon, which will be complementary to Zeus. Topaz is currently undergoing final configuration and testing with the assistance of invited Pawsey researchers, and we anticipate Topaz to be in full production in January 2020. Topaz

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Pawsey @ eResearch
29 October 2019

eResearch 2019: Engaging Diversity

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre spent a week in Brisbane for eResearch Australasia 2019, which focused on the theme eResearch Diversity. Organised by the Australasian eResearch Organisation, the conference is an opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to

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3 October 2019

The Pawseys at Pawsey on the anniversary of the birth of radio astronomy

Three generations of the Pawsey family joined the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in commemorating the birth of radio astronomy on its 74th anniversary.  On the 3rd of October 1945, Joseph Pawsey conducted the first successful radio astronomy experiment at the radar station on the Collaroy Plateau, Sydney. Pawsey was investigating how wartime radar had sometimes been

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