Acacia

Warm Tier – a disk-based system powered by Dell, named Acacia after Australia’s national floral emblem the Golden Wattle – Acacia pycnantha, providing 60PB of high-speed object storage for hosting research data online. This multi-tiered cluster separates different types of data to improve data availability.

Acacia will be fully integrated with Setonix, enabling a better experience when transferring data between Pawsey Centre systems. 

Technical specifications

  • 60 PB of usable space available for researchers via the S3 protocol.
  • 400 Gbps bandwidth to the Pawsey core for fast access from our supercomputers.
  • 5256 Hard Disk drives
  • 438 Nvme drives
  • 219 storage nodes
  • 12 metadata nodes
  • 24 service nodes
  • One cluster for Radioastronomy data ingest
  • One cluster for supporting our supercomputers projects
Fully integrated with Setonix, enabling a better experience when transferring data between Pawsey Centre systems
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Supercomputers to reflect different workflows and user requirements

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