They were given a guided tour of the world-class facilities and resources at the Centre by Pawsey Executive Director Dr Neil Stringfellow, showcasing the ways the Federal Government’s significant commitment to the Centre is helping produce cutting-edge research for Australia’s future.
As well as showcasing ‘Magnus’, the most powerful public research supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere and the Centre’s supporting state-of-the-art resources, the tour also included presentations from some of Pawsey’s strategic alliances.
Professor Peter Quinn from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and Dr Phil Crosby from CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science showcased the latest developments from the Australian Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, which Pawsey is proud to play a crucial role in.
Professor Lindsay Botten, Director of the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) in Canberra also discussed the ways Pawsey and NCI combined are providing Australia with globally competitive science outcomes across the full range of national priorities.
“We are extremely proud to welcome this visit from Senator Reynolds and Minister Andrews,” said Dr Stringfellow.
“The Australian Government is very supportive of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and their ongoing commitment to Pawsey and the strategic alliances showcased in this tour enables the nation to remain at the forefront of international innovation.”