Pawsey news

7 September 2020

Calls for supercomputing time in Magnus are now open

Calls are open for supercomputing time on Magnus at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in 2021. If you are interested in using supercomputing resources for your meritorious research between January and December in 2021, please consider applying. The 2021 calls are for the following schemes: Pawsey Partner Merit Allocation Scheme – supports the whole range of computational

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3 September 2020

Expression of Interest for Merit Allocation Committees

Call for Expression of Interest in Pawsey Partner and Pawsey Energy & Resource Merit Allocation Committees The Pawsey Partner and Pawsey Energy & Resource (E&R) merit allocation committees are responsible for allocating shares of the Magnus supercomputer to meritorious research projects based on a consideration of the project’s requirements, merit of the project and overall

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Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, Director, Murchison Widefield Array
31 August 2020

New GPUs and more bandwidth to unlock astronomical data

A new graphics processing unit (GPU) cluster supporting one of Australia’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor telescopes is fully operational at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, enabling researchers to accelerate their data processing and deliver new insights about our Universe. The $2 million cluster, procured from HPE in early 2020, is now available to researchers using

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Quantum Computing for Industry Growth
28 August 2020

Quantum technologies: A new paradigm for industry growth

Following its recent collaboration announcement to develop Australia’s first quantum-supercomputing hub for innovation, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre hosted its second quantum computing online event, focusing on quantum computing for industry growth. This was an opportunity for over 130 attendees to hear from Australian leaders in the field to understand how quantum computing can benefit their

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13 August 2020

Pawsey Summer Internship Program : Call for Projects is NOW OPEN!

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is pleased to announce the Pawsey Summer Internship Program: Call for Projects is NOW OPEN!  In step with Pawsey’s $70 million infrastructure refresh, the 2020/2021 Pawsey Summer Internship Program has been refreshed! Over the next 3 years, the Pawsey Summer Internship Program will focus on research projects targeting:      

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Magnus, the Pawsey Supercomputer
13 August 2020

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Summer internships: Call for students is NOW OPEN!

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is pleased to announce that the Pawsey Summer internship: Call for students is NOW OPEN! The 2020/21 Pawsey Summer Internship Program is offering a paid internship during the Australian summer period. In step with Pawsey’s $70 million infrastructure refresh, the 2020/2021 Pawsey Summer Internship Program has been refreshed! Over the next 3

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13 August 2020

Australia joins White House led COVID-19 research consortium

The White House Office of Science and Technology has today announced that NCI Australia and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre have joined the US-led COVID-19 High-Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium. Joining the esteemed group as a Collaborating Initiative, known as the ’Australian HPC COVID-19 Rapid Response (NCI Australia and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre)’, the Australian research facilities join

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5 August 2020

Computing COVID-19’s potential cure and treatments

Shared workflows, virus’ lineage, statistical inferences about potential treatment outcomes, COVID-19 targets molecular modelling are some of the collaborations taking place at the two national tier-1 supercomputing facilities to fight the pandemic. In early April, Australia’s Tier 1 supercomputing facilities, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Pawsey) and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), joined forces to offer additional computation

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PACER Pawsey Centre Extreme Readiness Program
24 July 2020

PACER – upscaling Australian researchers in the new era of supercomputing

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre for Extreme scale Readiness (PACER) program is coming soon to advance Australian computational researchers and prepare them for the next era of supercomputing, in time for Pawsey’s new supercomputing system. In 2018 the Australian Government awarded $70 million to upgrade Pawsey’s supercomputing infrastructure, on top of the $80 million granted in 2009 to

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10 July 2020

Building drug databases for COVID-19 testing

Supercomputers in Australia joins forces to find a cure for COVID-19 Researchers using Pawsey supercomputing facilities are supporting the global effort to identify existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat COVID-19. Professor Alan Mark and his team at the University of Queensland have over the last 10 years created the Automated Topology Builder (ATB),

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