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The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre is a world-class high-performance computing facility accelerating scientific discoveries for Australia's researchers. Named after Australian scientist Dr Joseph Pawsey, one of the pioneers of Australian radio astronomy for his work in the field of interferometry, Pawsey is currently serving over 4000 researchers achieving unprecedented results, in domains such as radio astronomy, energy and resources, engineering, bioinformatics and health sciences.

Pawsey has recently completed a $70 million capital refresh project funded by the Australian Government.

World-class supercomputing ©  Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

A new HPE Cray EX supercomputer named 'Setonix' – in honour of the friendly marsupial that calls Rottnest Island near Perth home – is 30 times more powerful than Pawsey's previous systems, Magnus and Galaxy. Setonix and storage capabilities at Pawsey are used to help accelerate research, such as processing data collected by the Australian radio telescope precursors to the international SKA project.

The centre is also playing a key role in the Australian Space Data Analysis Facility, providing access to businesses to space data and tools, training and capacity building, and analytical expertise to stimulate innovation.

Pawsey is an unincorporated joint venture of CSIRO – Australia's national science agency, Curtin University, Murdoch University, The University of Western Australia (Core Members) and Edith Cowan University (Founding Associate Member).

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.

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