Pawsey news

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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7 September 2020

Calls for supercomputing time on 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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