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Pawsey Offers 1st Look at ‘Setonix’ $48M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer

Perth, Australia — The first phase of what the Pawsey Supcomputer Centre said will be the fastest public research supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere has been unveiled at its new home at the Pawsey Centre in Western Australia, “resplendent in artwork that reflects the skies it will help researchers to unlock,” Pawsey said. Stage 1 […]

Dell, Xenon in $7M Deal with Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to Deploy 130PB of Multi-tier Storage

Aug. 16, 2021 – Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre said it will become home to one of the largest research-focused object storage systems in the world, with 130 petabytes of online and offline storage as part of the facility’s $70 million capital refresh project. Pawsey has awarded two contracts for the storage, with a combined value […]

Room Temperature Diamond-based Quantum Accelerator Coming to Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

CANBERRA, Australia — March 24, 2020 — Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian quantum computing startup from The Australian National University, will install the world’s first diamond quantum accelerator at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators that do not require near absolute zero temperature or complex laser systems to […]

HPE to build Australia’s No. 1 Supercomputer at Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it was awarded a $48 AUD million contract to build a new supercomputer for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, one of Australia’s leading national supercomputing centers, located in Western Australia. The new supercomputer is part of the Pawsey Capital Refresh Program, which is a $70 AUD million program funded by the Australian government to […]

Australian Supercomputers to help fight COVID-19

NCI Australia and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre are supporting the Australian and international research community undertaking COVID-19 research through provision of streamlined, prioritized and expedited access to computation and data resources. “Having access to advanced HPC resources and data expertise at Pawsey and NCI allows Australian researchers to accelerate their science to combat the pandemic and we are proud to contribute our national infrastructure and expertise in this collaborative effort.”

Job of the Week: Supercomputing Applications Specialist at CSIRO

CSIRO in Australia is seeking a Supercomputing Applications Specialist in our Job of the Week. “Working within the Services team, you will work collaboratively with researchers to assist them in exploiting the vast opportunities enabled by the supercomputers operated in the Pawsey Supercomputing centre. Pawsey is a tier-1 high-performance computing facility accelerating scientific discoveries for Australia’s researchers.”

HPE to Build Supercomputer for MWA Telescope in Australia

HPE has been selected by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth to deliver a new $2 million compute cluster that will support one of the Square Kilometre Array precursor projects in Australia, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope. “The new 78-node cluster will provide a dedicated system for astronomers to process in excess of 30 PB – equal to 399 years of high definition video – of MWA telescope data using Pawsey infrastructure. The new cluster will provide users with enhanced GPU capabilities to power AI, computational work, machine learning workflows and data analytics.”

Video: The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, SKA, and HPC in Australia

Mark Stickells from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, whose primary function is to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation. Our service and expertise in supercomputing, data, cloud services and visualisation, enables research across a spread of domains including astronomy, life sciences, medicine, energy, resources and artificial intelligence.”

Job of the Week: Supercomputing Applications Specialist at CSIRO

Pawsey’s Supercomputing Team is responsible for providing the infrastructure to fulfill the needs of the Australian research community and to engage with that community to make best use of the infrastructure. You will be part of this highly skilled team of professional specialists and developers, will work collaboratively with researchers to assist them in exploiting the vast opportunities afforded by the infrastructure operated in the Pawsey centre.

Perth’s GPU Hackathon looks to speed research computing

The second annual GPU Hackathon kicked off in Perth this week, a collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NVIDIA and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Attended by five teams from across Australia, the five-day hack event centers around adapting scientific code for accelerated computing. “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with international research facilities”, said Mark Stickells, Executive Director at Pawsey. “Pawsey accelerates scientific discovery through technology, expertise and collaboration; and this is demonstrated by the GPU Hackathon. The Hackathon is a great example of collaboration and engagement with industry, academia and government.”