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, known as 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 is currently undertaking a $70 million capital refresh project funded by the Australian Government.
A new HPE Cray EX supercomputer – named '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 and storage capabilities at Pawsey will be used to help accelerate research projects such as the international SKA project.
Pawsey 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.
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.