Pawsey news

March 2017
21 March 2017

SGI wins over “Athena.”

Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has announced that SGI (now a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) has been awarded the tender of the Advanced Technology Cluster (ATC) system, which has now been named “Athena.” Athena is a state-of-the-art next generation high-performance computing system. It will provide Pawsey researchers with access to cutting edge technologies, and facilitate the

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13 March 2017

Breakthrough in wheat genome research

Pawsey bioinformatics researchers from UWA have discovered 21, 000 new genes in 16 varieties of common wheat. Wheat is one of the most vital food crops in the world, yet is assembled of extremely complex genomes. The newly uncovered wheat gene variations will contribute to the improvement of bread, and knowledge of disease resistance wheat

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7 March 2017

National Roadshow update

Astronomy training session extended to a full day event! Throughout 2017 the Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) initiative for Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) will deliver data services and expert training to improve data management and computing practises, helping the community to maximise the use of astronomy-focused infrastructure. The next ADACS event will be a one-day face-to-face and interactive workshop

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1 March 2017

Pulses@Parkes WA

Perth high school students control Parkes Telescope for a day Recently, Perth high school students were able to spend the day with CSIRO radio astronomers and operate the 64 metre-wide Parkes radio telescope from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre! The Parkes telescope,  a CSIRO-owned radio telescope in NSW, has discovered two-thirds of all pulsars so far

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