Tag: Astronomy

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre are a Tier-1 facility in Australia which enables amazing, ground-breaking science across the nation. Due to this high profile, we have collected Pawsey coverage across a range of national and international media publications.
Joe Pawsey's son, Hastings, and daughter-in-law, Liz in front of Setonix, the flagship supercomputer at the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre
28 July 2023

From radar to radio astronomy to super computing

Our first decade following in Joe Pawsey’s footsteps In our first decade, the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre has contributed to revealing the mysteries of the Universe: finding slowly spinning neutron stars, weighing galaxies to identify dark matter, finding gravitational waves, even hunting for signs of interstellar civilisations. These projects and many more are possible today

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10 March 2023

Pawsey Showcases STEM Careers to Girls on International Women’s Day

The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre hosted and celebrated an amazing International Women’s Day in March 2023. The event was aimed at showcasing the careers in science, research, and technology to over 100 students and educators. The Pawsey team, along with volunteers and interns, presented various career STEM to women, girls and gender diverse attendees, highlighting

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8 August 2022

Promising beginnings for Australia’s newest supercomputer

Australia’s newest supercomputer, Setonix, has produced a highly detailed image of a supernova remnant immediately after the computing system’s first stage was made available to researchers. Data used to create the image was collected with CSIRO’s ASKAP radio telescope, which is owned and operated by Australia’s national science agency, on Wajarri Yamatji Country in Western

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1 December 2020

New atlas of the Universe

The first survey of the entire southern sky was conducted by CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in record speed and detail, creating a new atlas of the Universe. Using ASKAP at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in outback Western Australia, the survey team observed 83 per cent of the entire sky. The

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2 October 2020

HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards nominees

Each year the HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by our readers across the HPC community, to recognize the most outstanding individuals, organizations, products, and technologies in the industry. The nomination period is over, and many great entries have been submitted – now it’s up to you to support the best and brightest make their

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23 September 2020

NCMAS 2021 Call open for applications

The call for time on Australia’s largest supercomputers opens today. The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) is the premier allocation scheme for access to Australian national supercomputing facilities for meritorious research. The NCMAS provides access, based on research and computational merit, for researchers at Australian universities and publicly funded research agencies. For the 2021

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Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, Director, Murchison Widefield Array
31 August 2020

New GPUs and more bandwidth to unlock astronomical data

A new graphics processing unit (GPU) cluster supporting one of Australia’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor telescopes is fully operational at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, enabling researchers to accelerate their data processing and deliver new insights about our Universe. The $2 million cluster, procured from HPE in early 2020, is now available to researchers using

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Magnus, the Pawsey Supercomputer
26 June 2020

Showcasing supercomputers through uptake projects

Every year, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre provides access to a range of supercomputing services to the Australian research community and international collaborators. We call this the Pawsey Uptake Projects, which provides researchers with access to dedicated Pawsey staff time for researchers in a collaboration to help maximize the research impact of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre resources.

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3 October 2019

The Pawseys at Pawsey on the anniversary of the birth of radio astronomy

Three generations of the Pawsey family joined the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in commemorating the birth of radio astronomy on its 74th anniversary.  On the 3rd of October 1945, Joseph Pawsey conducted the first successful radio astronomy experiment at the radar station on the Collaroy Plateau, Sydney. Pawsey was investigating how wartime radar had sometimes been

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