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.
HPC matters in Australia, where the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s Petascale Pioneers program is attracting the world’s best researchers with the Magnus supercomputer. As the most advanced scientific supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere, Magnus is a Petascale Cray XC30 machine with over 35,000 cores using Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and 95 TB of memory.
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.