New Supercomputer for Accelerating Australian Research

On Thursday 29 October, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will be be hosting an event to discuss opportunities for Australian researchers to take advantage of extreme scale computing. You can register for the event at:

Pawsey’s new supercomputer is an HPE Cray EX system, being built by HP Enterprise (HPE) to support Australian scientific breakthroughs. The new HPE Cray EX system will deliver up to 50 petaFLOPS, or 30 times more compute power than its predecessor systems Magnus and Galaxy, with at least 10 times more energy efficiency. The new system will be built on the same architecture used in world-leading exascale supercomputing projects including Frontier at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and El Capitan at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

You can read the media release and case studies on Pawsey’s website.

This is a significant milestone in Pawsey’s history and for the research community across the nation. The new facility has been made possible through a $70m capital grant from the Australian government and co-investment by partners, along with the assistance of researchers, Pawsey procurement staff and its Board, and a CSIRO procurement team.

Pawsey will offer more opportunities to learn about the new system in coming weeks, so please keep on eye on the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre website. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about this powerful new supercomputing capability, consider registering for the event on October 29.

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