Named for Australian scientist Joseph Pawsey, one of the pioneers of Australian radio astronomy, the Centre enables science and accelerates discovery by contributing to the delivery of globally important research.
Researchers from over 40 organisations use Pawsey to achieve unprecedented results, in domains such as radio astronomy, energy and resources, engineering, bioinformatics and health sciences.
The Centre is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia.
Pawsey is currently undertaking a $70 million capital refresh project funded by the Australian Government.
A new HPE Cray EX supercomputer – to be called ‘Setonix’ in honour of the friendly marsupial that calls Rottnest Island near Perth home, will be 30 times more powerful than Pawsey’s existing systems, Magnus and Galaxy. Setonix will be used to help accelerate research projects such as the Square Kilometre Array
Pawsey is funded by the Australian Government under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) through the Department of Education, by the Western Australian Government and its partner organisations.