Pawsey news

10 April 2017

Athena: Call for Early Adopters

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is currently in the process of installing the Advanced Technology Cluster, known now as “Athena”, consisting of two emerging technology architectures. These components include an Intel Xeon Phi cluster with a 100 GBps OmniPath interconnect, and a NVIDIA Pascal GPU cluster with a 100 Gbps EDR Infinband interconnect. The two modest size

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7 April 2017

Researchers welcomed Pawsey experts

After the success of this year’s Roadshow in Hobart and last year’s Roadshow in Melbourne, Pawsey experts recently hit the road again to reach out to researchers in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide! From March 20th to 24th 2017, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre staff toured Australia with the Pawsey Roadshow to assist researchers in taking their

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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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27 February 2017

Pawsey experts are hitting the road again.

Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide tour. After the success of this year’s Roadshow in Hobart and last year’s Roadshow in Melbourne, Pawsey experts will hit the road again to reach out to researchers in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide to advise on Pawsey services. From March 20th to 24th 2017, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre staff will be

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19 January 2017

Live ASKAP data hits Galaxy

Pawsey radio-astronomy supercomputer Galaxy has begun storing live data streamed from the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in northern WA. ASKAP is now producing an enormous 5.2 terabytes (15% of global Internet traffic) of data per second, which is processed on site and then streamed down to Galaxy and stored at the rate

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