The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Blog: ISC’15 Day 1

Written by Karina Nunez, Marketing & Communications Officer

From Monday afternoon AWST the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) will share their 2014-2015 achievements with more than 2600 people attending ISC’15 in Frankfurt and I am here again to keep you updated.

Final work in the exhibition space on Sunday.

Final preparations in the exhibition space

Preparations for ISC’15 at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition space started on Saturday 11 July and there is still a lot of work remaining for the big booths to be finished and small booths to be installed.

It has now been a year since we were last part of the exhibition at ISC, the most important supercomputing event in Europe. ISC’15 is set to be attended by more than 2600 people, from top managers, researchers, engineers to sales and marketing staff from all businesses and public institutions with a stake in high performance computing. This year marks the 30th edition of ISC and the event has moved to Frankfurt, after being held at Leipzig last year.


In 2014, Pawsey (then known as iVEC) attended as one of Australia’s national supercomputing centres. At the time, Pawsey was still in preparations for the installation of the fully-upgraded Magnus supercomputer. This year, Pawsey is able to report to the world on the accomplishments of Australian research enabled by the completed Centre.

Since ISC’14, Pawsey has become the home of the most powerful public research supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere, Magnus. This machine debuted in the Top500 at position #41 in November 2014.


Pawsey and NCI’s booth at ISC’15

As part of ISC’15, Pawsey brought specialists from two of the centre’s priority science areas, geosciences and radio astronomy, to answer questions from our booth. Pawsey will also be taking part in a series of presentations by Pawsey Executive Director Dr Neil Stringfellow and Supercomputing Application Specialist Brian Skjerven. Dr Stringfellow will be presenting on Australia’s role in supercomputing and will also be part of another session to talk about Accelerated Systems (GPU). Brian Skjerven will present on Pawsey’s experience with the “Bioinformatics Petascale Pioneers Program” and will also be part of the HPC in Asia poster session with “SuCCoMBE: Spectral coupled multiphysics & mechanics bifurcation method.” More details on these sessions can be found here.

Sharing space with NCI, Pawsey staff and our new mascot will be waiting for you at booth #1323 in the Messe Frankfurt Convention Centre from Monday 13 July to let you know more about Australia’s capabilities in supercomputing, data and visualisation. If you are around, please come and say hello – we have even brought some Australian delicacies with us! You can also talk to us about our open Head of Supercomputing position.

Please check the Pawsey website for future ISC’15 blogs.

Messe Frankfurt. Image: Wikipedia












More details about ISC’15 can be found on the official website.


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