Today the Pawsey Supercomputing Center announced $21.6 million of funding from the Australian government. The operational funding, which runs until 2020-21, allows the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to continue providing world-class resources and expertise in supercomputing, data and visualization and recognizes the WA Government’s significant commitment to cementing the State’s place as a scientific computing hub.
Thanks to this funding, local and national researchers will continue to have access to not only the most powerful supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere, but also the expertise they need to maximize their research results and provide the greatest possible benefit to Western Australia,” said Dr Neil Stringfellow, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Executive Director.
The Western Australian Government has contributed operational funding to the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre since it was established as iVEC in 2000.
In the world of Supercomputing, users have new ideas and new challenges, every day. iVEC is helping the research, education and industrial communities in Western Australia to find answers to these challenges through their use of SGI technology and their collaborative relationship with SGI and our team of engineers. iVEC, a joint venture of the public universities in Western Australia Universities (CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia) is supported by the Western Australian government and is committed to encouraging and energizing research in, and the uptake of, supercomputing, large scale data storage and visualization in the region.