Pawsey in the media

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.
10 January 2019

GPU Hackathon returns to WA

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is hosting a five-day ‘GPU hackathon’ to help computer scientists port applications to general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs). While GPUs offer high memory bandwidth and performance, those wanting to utilise them face significant difficulty in programming them, the Perth supercomputing centre said. The hackathon, which will take place at CORE Innovation Hub

Source: Computerworld

1 September 2018

Video: DDN Burst Buffer

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Australia Conference, Justin Glen and Daniel Richards from DDN present: DDN Burst Buffer. “Burst Buffer was originally created to checkpoint-restart applications and has evolved to help accelerate applications & file systems and make HPC clusters more predictable. This presentation explores regional use cases, recommendations on burst buffer

Source: Inside HPC

26 June 2018

Quantum Leap in Computer Simulation

Physicists have successfully run the largest quantum computing simulation to date, a key step in becoming quantum-ready If a quantum computer were a racing car it wouldn’t so much speed past a Formula One, it would simply take a private shortcut to appear at the finishing line just after the starting gun fires. And if

Source: Pursuit - University of Melbourne

7 June 2018

Pawsey teams with PRACE to promote Supercomputing

Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and PRACE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the use of supercomputers to the progress of scientific and technological outcomes, and to stimulate the industry sector both in Australia and Europe. PRACE is an international non-profit association, with 25 member countries. Its representative organisations create a pan-European supercomputing infrastructure,

Source: Inside HPC

6 June 2018

Pawsey HPC centre to collaborate with European group PRACE

The Australian Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has signed an agreement with the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) to pool resources and information that will help research groups globally. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote research and development in computational science and engineering, focusing on the exchange of information in three

Source: Tech Central

5 June 2018

Pawsey to collaborate with Europe’s supercomputing infrastructure group PRACE

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has inked an agreement with the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) to pool resources and information that will help research groups globally. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote research and development in computational science and engineering, focusing on the exchange of information in three areas; training,

Source: CIO

4 June 2018

Pawsey Joins Forces with PRACE to Promote the Use of Supercomputing

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the use of supercomputers to the progress of scientific and technological outcomes, and to stimulate the industry sector both in Australia and Europe. PRACE is an international non-profit association, with 25 member countries.

Source: HPC Wire

23 May 2018

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre appoints new Executive Director

UWA’s Mark Stickells joins HPC facility which has just received a $70 million government funding boost. The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has appointed Mark Stickells as its new executive director. The position became vacant in November last year after a leadership shake-up at the high-performance computing facility saw Neil Stringfellow leave the role.

Source: CIO

16 May 2018

Pawsey trials NVIDIA GPUs for Nimbus cloud

Kicks off early adopter program. The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will offer graphical processing unit (GPU) compute nodes for researchers on its Nimbus cloud and is calling for trial users. A total of twelve NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs with 16 gigabytes of memory each will be installed in six HPE Apollo SX40 server nodes that are to be added to the

Source: IT News

16 May 2018

Pawsey gets new GPU nodes to bolster AI capability

A year after launching Nimbus, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has announced the cloud service’s expansion. Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has announced its cloud service Nimbus has received a processing boost in the name of artificial intelligence. Currently, Nimbus consists of AMD Opteron Central Processing Units (CPUs), making up 3,000 cores and 288

Source: ZD Net

16 May 2018

Pawsey Adds NVIDIA GPUs to Its Free HPC Cloud Service

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is expanding its Nimbus cloud service with NVIDIA V100 GPU-powered servers in order to provide additional capabilities for researchers. The existing Nimbus infrastructure is relatively modest as HPC cloud setups go, consisting of 3,000 CPU cores, apparently based on the now-ancient AMD Opteron processors. (Why such old CPUs were used in

Source: Top 500

9 May 2018

Budget flags $2.4 billion in tech spending, ICT projects

The Federal Government has announced a swathe of spending on IT and technology infrastructure, as well as tax cuts for small businesses and tightened regulation of offshore taxation. Handed down by treasurer Scott Morrison on the evening of Tuesday, 8 May the budget outlined the government’s plan, among others, to spend $2.4 billion on Australia’s

Source: CRN

9 May 2018

Budget boost: Health tech windfall in federal budget but critics say immediate patient needs are left begging

Treasurer Scott Morrison has delivered a federal budget described as good for science, with investments in genomics, medical research, digital health and critical IT infrastructure placing technology at the centre of Australia’s economic ambitions. Biomedtech innovators were also exempted from changes to the R&D tax incentive, in news that came as a relief to industry

Source: Healthcare IT News

9 May 2018

Govt earmarks $2.4bn for tech infrastructure

The government has unveiled plans to invest more than $2.4 billion into “Australia’s public technology infrastructure”. Treasurer Scott Morrison said that the $2.4 billion investment would be put towards “supercomputers, world class satellite imagery, more accurate GPS across Australia, upgrading the Bureau of Meteorology’s technology platform, a national space agency and leading research in artificial intelligence”.

Source: IT News

8 May 2018

Budget 2018: Funding boost for AI and machine learning projects

The government is hoping to boost Australia’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities with $29.9 million in funding over four years for projects that make use of the technologies. The bulk of that funding will be delivered through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program, which are focused on

Source: CIO

8 May 2018

Supercomputing In Australia Scores A $140 Million Upgrade

Perth’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and ANU’s National Computational Infrastructure facility have just scored $140 million in the 2018 Federal Budget, announced tonight. The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre helps advance medical research, nanotechnology, mining, construction and urban planning with high-speed calculations. It supports research to maximise combustion in supersonic engines and model the physics of extreme waves

Source: Gizmodo

8 May 2018

Tepid reaction to tech spending

Nicola Hazell: Will need to look deeper into the budget papers for inspiration As the Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered the final flourishes on his election budget speech last night, the pragmatic negativity among delegates at’s third Budget Insider event was setting in. That is, save for a few exceptional points of light penetrating the

Source: Innovation Aus

2 May 2018

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Receives $70M for New HPC Gear

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre announced that the Australian government is investing $70 million in the center to replace its aging supercomputers. “This is a reflection of the government’s understanding of the value that the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre delivers to the Australian scientific landscape by accelerating innovation and increasing opportunities for engagement between Australian researchers and

Source: Top 500

30 April 2018

Feds to pump $70M into Perth’s supercomputers

Pawsey’s Magnus and Galaxy machines reaching end of life. The federal government will shell out $70 million to replace tech infrastructure at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth. The money is being used to roll out a replacement for Pawsey’s supercomputers Magnus and Galaxy as both systems at close to the end of their operational

Source: CIO

30 April 2018

Australia government earmarks A$70m to refresh supercomputers

The investment will fund replacements for two supercomputers at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in an effort to bolster Australia’s research capabilities The Australian government has earmarked A$70m to refresh the high-performance computing (HPC) systems at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth, western Australia, in a bid to beef up the country’s science and innovation chops.

Source: Computer Weekly

30 April 2018

Pawsey gets $70 million to replace ageing supercomputers

Magnus and Galaxy are fast approaching end-of-life Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will receive $70 million in government funding to replace its ageing supercomputers which are fast approaching end-of-life. The centre will procure a replacement for its flagship system Magnus, a Cray XC40, as well as its Cray XC30 called Galaxy. Both are reaching the end of their

Source: Computerworld

28 April 2018

Pawsey Centre receives $70 Million for Supercomputing Down Under April 28

Today the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre announced it has received $70 million in funding for a new supercomputing infrastructure. The new machines will replace Magnus, a Cray XC40 considered to be one of the most advanced supercomputers in the southern hemisphere, and Galaxy, a real-time system dedicated to Square Kilometre Array. Today’s announcement, together with last

Source: Inside HPC

28 April 2018

Pawsey lands $70m for new supercomputer

Means both Aussie research HPCs now have funding. The federal government has committed $70 million to the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to fund a “next generation” machine. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement that the new funding “will help a world-class facility become a world-leading one.” The funding is to be used to “secure

Source: IT News

28 April 2018

Australia Pumps Another $70 Million Into Tier-1 Supercomputing

The Australian government has committed $70 million in funding for a next-generation number cruncher at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, located in Perth, Western Australia. The investment will enable the tier-1 center to replace its flagship supercomputer, Magnus, as well as the real-time supercomputer, Galaxy — both of which are nearing end-of-life. Magnus is a 1.1-petaflops

Source: HPC Wire

16 April 2018

International GPU Hackathon Officially Launched in Perth

April 16, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), NVIDIA Corporation and Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre inaugurated the first Australian Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) hackathon in Perth. During the launch, Pawsey representatives, participants and mentors were joined by U.S. Consul General, Perth, Rachel Cooke and other representatives from the U.S.

Source: HPC Wire

12 April 2018

Australian and Singaporean supercomputers pool power for APAC research platform

Australia’s two biggest supercomputing facilities are joining forces with Singapore’s National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) to enable researchers to tap their combined capabilities. National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), based at the Australian National University, and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Kensington near Perth are working with the NSCC to establish an ‘Asia Pacific Research Platform’ (APRP) for scientists

Source: Computerworld

5 April 2018

Pawsey Enters Its First International Agreement With Singapore’s National Supercomputing Centre

April 5, 2018 — The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the fields of supercomputing, networking, data analytics, scientific software applications and visualisation. Pawsey and NSCC have worked together to sign an MOU that will underpin the beginning of the two Centres’

Source: HPC Wire

5 April 2018

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre teams with NSCC Singapore to Accelerate Science

The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the fields of supercomputing, networking, data analytics, scientific software applications and visualization. With our national petascale HPC platform, NSCC’s collaboration with international supercomputing centres such as the Pawsey, will benefit and bring together people

Source: Inside HPC

5 April 2018

Australia-Singapore supercomputing agreement signed

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has signed its first international agreement with Singapore’s National Supercomputing Centre. Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) of Singapore that will see both facilities work together on supercomputing, networking, data analytics, scientific software applications, and visualisation. According

Source: ZD Net

22 March 2018

How Dr Mal Bryce Helped Science in WA

Dr Mal Bryce AO passed away on 3 March, aged 74. We remember his passion for science and technology, and the significant projects he implemented that have shaped the science landscape in WA. WA science and technology would not be where it is today without the efforts of Dr Mal Bryce AO, a champion of

Source: Particle

8 February 2018

Deluge of astronomical data will soon hit South Africa

The expansion of a telescope network creates a thirst for more data-handling expertise and infrastructure. Data scientists in South Africa are readying themselves for a flood of information that is due to crash over them when the country’s biggest radio telescope doubles the scale of its operations in March. A terabyte-an-hour data deluge, which would

Source: Nature

19 December 2017

Australia to replace Raijin in AU$70m supercomputer upgrade

As the nation’s most powerful HPC system nears the end of its life. The Australian government’s will invest AU$70 million (US$53.6m) to replace the country’s highest performance research supercomputer, Raijin. The National Computer Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University (ANU) said that it hopes the new high performance computing (HPC) system will be ranked in

Source: DCD

28 November 2017

The Most Detailed Radio Image of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU) have created the most detailed radio image of nearby dwarf galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, revealing secrets of how it formed and how it is likely to evolve. This image was taken by CSIRO’s powerful new radio telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), and its innovative

Source: SpaceRef

15 November 2017

Cray Wins Four HPCwire Awards

SEATTLE and DENVER, Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the 2017 Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced the Company won four awards from the editors and readers of HPCwire, as part of the publication’s 2017 Editors’ and Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks the 14th consecutive year Cray

Source: GlobeNewswire

14 November 2017

Using Maths to Assess Blocked Arteries

Combining laser imaging with supercomputing, researchers are modelling the severity of artery blockages without physically probing the blood flow, and may be able to identify future danger areas In the near future, heart specialists will be using virtual devices based on mathematics and supercomputing to predict artery blockages before they happen. Cardiologists already have an

Source: Pursuit - University of Melbourne

13 November 2017

HPC Storage Leadership with New Solutions and Next Generation Monitoring Tools

DENVER and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SC17 (Booth #1325) – DataDirect Networks (DDN®) today announced new high-performance computing (HPC) storage solutions and capabilities, which it will feature this week at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17) in Denver, Colorado. The new solutions include an entry-level burst buffer appliance

Source: PR Newsire

9 November 2017

DDN Powers Radio Astronomy at Pawsey Centre in Australia

Today DDN announced that Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has deployed a pair of DDN GRIDScaler parallel file system appliances to help deliver the first colored panoramic view of the universe. The GRIDScaler solution comprises 5PBs of storage as well as an additional 2PBs of DDN capacity to support diverse research, simulations and visualizations in

Source: Inside HPC

9 November 2017

Supercomputing centre shake-up sees executive director vacate role

Pawsey board announces change of focus for role, commences search for replacement The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has confirmed it is searching for a new executive director, with current chief Neil Stringfellow vacating the role. The announcement was made to staff earlier this week at the high-performance computing facility in Kensington near Perth. Stringfellow has served four

Source: Computerworld

30 October 2017

Pawsey Expands Zeus to Meet Researchers’ Needs

Moving from a system designed for pre- and post- processing workloads, Zeus will become Pawsey’s new mid-range cluster in December 2017. The new cluster will target key science communities such as Bioinformatics, who have large compute requirements but aren’t ready to use a supercomputer such as Pawsey’s flagship system, Magnus. The addition of an extra

Source: HPC Wire

24 October 2017

Inside Australia’s supercomputing journey

The country’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation has upgraded its high performance computing infrastructure to keep pace with global research At Australia’s national research facility in Canberra, the top minds from across the sprawling country gather to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. From better understanding extreme weather conditions to helping the visually

Source: Computer Weekly

1 August 2017

These radio telescopes see almost to the beginning of time

Two Australian radio telescopes have a humble goal: uncovering the universe’s secrets. There are few places in the world that can accommodate a radio telescope. It has what seem to be conflicting needs. The area has to be far enough from human habitation to avoid radio interference, yet close enough that it can be supported

Source: Cnet

18 July 2017

Dell EMC wraps up $4M CSIRO supercomputer build

New system to help expand CSIRO’s capability in deep learning Dell EMC has been revealed as the technology partner tasked with building the Australian national science agency’s new $4 million supercomputer system, which went live in early July. The tech company announced on 18 July it had worked with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research

Source: ARN

18 January 2017

Construction of powerful ASKAP telescope on ‘home stretch’

Construction of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope is on the “home straight” with the project expected be fully operational within 12 months. Located in the heart of the Murchison, about 350 kilometres northeast of Geraldton, the telescope is made up of 36 identical 12-metre wide dish antennas, with a third of them

Source: ABC News

14 November 2016

CSIRO goes to market for $4m petaflop supercomputer

To replace 472.5 gigaflop BRAGG cluster. The CSIRO is on the hunt for a $4 million 1 petaflop supercomputer to replace its existing BRAGG high performance compute cluster. The new system, which is scheduled to go live by May 30 next year, will be located at the CSIRO data centre in Canberra and operated by the agency’s

Source: IT News

15 September 2016

CSIRO seeks $1.5 million supercomputer upgrade

The search is on for supercomputer implementation partners Australia’s national scientific research agency, the CSIRO, is searching for a “suitably qualified and experienced” technology service provider to supply, install, and maintain a new Advanced Technology Cluster (ATC) at its Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia. The CSIRO is after an entirely new technology system that

Source: ARN

10 August 2016

Cisco centre builds linkages

A recently opened research and innovation centre at Curtin University is rapidly building interaction between big corporates, small businesses, academia and government. The Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centre opened its doors in January after gaining backing from global technology company Cisco Systems, Woodside Petroleum, and Curtin. The three partners have collectively committed $30 million

Source: Business News WA

21 July 2016

Govt flags IT infrastructure investment for research

Compute, network and big data spend on the agenda. The federal government has flagged possible upgrades to supercomputing, network and big data infrastructure to meet Australia’s research priorities over the next decade. An issues paper [PDF] released yesterday seeks input on the research domains Australia should prioritise. This will then determine what kinds of research infrastructure

Source: IT News