The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre is a world-class high-performance computing facility accelerating scientific discoveries for Australia's researchers. Named after Australian scientist Joseph Pawsey, known as one of the pioneers of Australian radio astronomy for his work in the field of interferometry, Pawsey is currently serving over 1600 researchers achieving unprecedented results, in domains such as radio astronomy, energy and resources, engineering, bioinformatics and health sciences.
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
The Pawsey Centre is an unincorporated joint venture of CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia.
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.