iVEC in Australia has announced details of second stage of their Pawsey Supercomputing Centre hardware deployment. To be installed later this year, the system upgrade will include a petascale upgrade to the Cray XC30 supercomputer called “Magnus.” With over 35,000 cores based on next-generation Intel Xeon, Magnus is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the southern hemisphere.
Operating since November 2013, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is an initiative of the Australian Government being conducted as part of the Super Science Initiative and financed from the Education Investment Fund. The Centre’s two Cray supercomputers, Magnus and Galaxy, are already delivering practical research outcomes across the full range of scientific disciplines, with a focus on radio astronomy and geosciences.
According to iVEC, Scientists using the new second stage resources at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will be able to achieve world-class research outcomes and break new ground in a range of cutting edge areas of research.