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The challenge

Researchers need powerful computers

The international scientific research community is one of the leading users of high performance computing (HPC), and being one of the most diverse scientific research organisations in the world, we've got a whole heap of researchers looking for that bit of extra grunt to help drive their research to new heights.

Our response

We partnered with Dell to deliver our latest high performance computer

For the past three years we've been working closely with Dell in a unique collaboration to create our latest high performance computer (HPC) cluster to tackle some of our most data intensive research and computational modelling challenges.

Pearcey is a Dell HPC system designed by CSIRO and Dell that delivers 230 nodes supporting data-intensive research and computational modelling.

The result of this collaboration is Pearcey, a 230 node HPC cluster that delivers even greater computational power to our portfolio of scientific computing facilities.

Pearcey supports our researchers across a broad range of areas such as Bioinformatics, Fluid Dynamics and Materials Science to solve real issues. Our Information Management Technology (IMT) team work closely with our researchers to ensure their work delivers maximum impact and fully harnesses the HPC capabilities on offer.

Pearcey is named after Australian ICT pioneer Dr Trevor Pearcey, who led the CSIRO project team that built one of the world's first digital computers, CSIR Mk1 / CSIRAC.

To find more about how we're using Pearcey in our research applications, read this post on our blog Supercomputers, pelvic prolapses, Dell and the matrix.

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