About data & visualisation


Projects using the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s resources often produce seemingly unmanageable amounts of data. Not only does this data need to be stored, but scientific computing places new demands on researchers to curate and share their data, as well as to ensure the value, accuracy and longevity of their results.

To enable projects and researchers to do this, Pawsey host a range of advanced data storage and analysis tools.


A petascale supercomputer enables a researcher to generate and subsequently analyse data of unprecedented size and complexity, but this is only the first step in the research process.

Data visualisation (the process of applying advanced algorithms and computer graphics to data) allows researchers to better understand their raw data and translate it into meaningful forms.

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Visualisation team provides a package of hardware, software and expertise, to tackle the whole range of visualisation activities that are relevant to the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre user community.

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Our computers

Supercomputers to reflect different workflows and user requirements


GPUs are accelerators which provide huge amounts of compute power but require less electrical power to run in comparison to conventional CPUs. Topaz will provide users with enhanced GPU capabilities, in particular, AI, computational work, machine learning workflows and data analytics

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Scientific data visualisation allows researchers to better understand their raw data and translate it into meaningful forms.

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Data Portal

Making data and code accessible to create significant scientific impact.

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What's possible

  • Identifying and minimising bottlenecks in workflows
  • Working with researchers to optimise research workflows
  • Regular training workshops on best-practice methods and technology
  • Remote visualisation
  • Large-scale visualisation on stereoscopic 3D displays

Get involved

Within the Pawsey application portal, you will find information and application forms for applying for resources on the Pawsey Supercomputing Centres systems.

Click 'Apply Now' to begin your access to Pawsey resources.

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