The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Applications for collaborative projects with Pawsey are now open

2016 Pawsey Uptake Projects

May 5 @ 12:00 pm – June 6th @ 5:00 pm


A call is now open for applications for collaborative projects with the Pawsey Supercomputing team, focused on improving software and workflows on Magnus (Cray XC40) at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.  Projects will run up to six months, from July 2016 to December 2016.   Applications close 6 June 2016, at 5 pm WST.


This call is open to all researchers in Australia, although the Project Leader must be employed by an Australian University or Research Institution.  Projects that do not have current Pawsey Supercomputing allocations may be granted a Director’s Share allocation to enable the project.


The focus of these uptake projects is to improve the parallel performance of applications that use or potentially could make use of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre compute resources.


The scope of an individual project may include, but is not limited to:

  • Application code migration from MATLAB, Python or R to a low-level language such as C or Fortran.
  • Improving the parallel performance of an application using MPI and/or OpenMP.
  • Refactoring code to take advantage of compiler vectorization.
  • Improving code performance by identifying and correcting performance bottlenecks related to IO and/or communication.
  • Improve the usability of the application by adding support for outputting data using common interchange formats (e.g., netCDF or HDF5)


Full details for the uptake project is provided in the Information for Applicants document, including assessment criteria, application process, and eligibility rules.  Applicants are strongly advised to read this information carefully before applying.  Applications can be submitted by emailing a completed application to


For assistance with your application or for any other enquiries, please contact the Pawsey help desk at

Comments are closed.