Kookaburra talks:

 Sharing Australia’s Supercomputing Experiences at SC17!

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, along with National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) are exhibiting at SC17! We are at booth355/357, so if you’re at the Denver Convention Centre, don’t forget to visit us!

Our experts will be at our booth at all times, to answer any questions you may have!

Your friendly Pawsey staff at SC17!


One more time a series of presentations will be held at the HPC Australia booth. The Kookaburra talks will feature Pawsey and NCI staff discussing their areas of expertise and experience. You can learn how we are working with our researchers in areas such as radio astronomy, renewable energy, live sciences and more!

If you’re interested in attending, here’s the schedule for the week:



Time Wednesday Thursday
10.00 How Not to do HPC
Muhammad Atif

10.15 PBS Pro Integration at NCI
Andrew Wellington

10.30 Real Time Monitoring of HPC Systems using Elastic Stack
Yuanyuan Zhang

12.00 Welcome to Pawsey
David Schibeci,
Head of Supercomputing

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
Spectrum Scale File System (GPFS) with Spark and Conductor
Chris Schlipalius

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
12.30 Pawsey Supercomputer and Data Systems
Brad Evan,
Acting Head of Operations

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
Push it to the limit @ Pawsey
Advanced Technology Cluster hardware, projects and performance results
Maciej Cytowski

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Pawsey’s famous kangaroos are being given away again during SC17. They’re in high demand, so make sure you visit Pawsey soon! When they heard our Kangaroos were going to be at SC, the Pawsey Kookaburras flew to Denver too; they didn’t want to miss any action!

If you come to any of the Pawsey/NCI Kookaburra talks this week during lunch, you will get to take a limited edition Super Kookaburra home too (They’re definitely SUPER – they have capes!).