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September 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and Edith Cowan University (ECU) are organising “SUPERcomputing and BIG data for researchers” session as part of the ECU research week.

SUPERcomputing and BIG data for researchers” will showcase services and resources that Pawsey Supercomputing Centre can provide to ECU researchers to take their research to the next level.

This free event will see researchers presenting about their experiences as high-performance computing (HPC) users and how their projects have been impacted by Pawsey services and expertise. Staff from Pawsey will also be presenting information about the organisation and answering questions from researchers who would like to take advantage of HPC and related services.

The morning will start with an opportunity for existing and potential users who drop in to have one-on-one assistance with Pawsey staff.

If you are a researcher or student who is interested in high-performance computing, or if you want to see if your work can be taken to the next level by using powerful computing resources, we welcome you to come along and meet with Pawsey users and staff.

Date: Thrusday 21 September 2017

9.00am to 10.00am Drop in clinics (no require booking)

10.00am to 11:30am Presentations (please book here for catering purposes)

Location: ECU Joondalup, room 31.447

Cost: Free


9.00am Drop in Clinics, a one-on-one session for researchers to meet with Pawsey experts and discuss opportunities, seek for technical advice on how Pawsey can help with a scientific project or get help with code issues.

10.00am Welcome by Pawsey staff

10.05am Miles Sowden will present about the impact that Pawsey services have on his science project.

Miles Sowden achieved his BSc in chemistry and physics from the University of Natal, South Africa in 1984 and his honours in chemistry the following year. His interest in remote sensing was initiated by the SAFARI 2000 project where the potential of satellite measurements was first tentatively demonstrated for the observation of wildfires in Africa. His PhD study involves the use of data from the newly launched Himawari-8 satellite to determine ground level concentrations of particulate matter in the Pilbara.  Unlike polar orbiting satellites such as MODIS, geostationary satellites such as Himawari supply data at a rapid rate. Himawari in particular supplies 1.8 GB of data every ten minutes equivalent to 180 GB per day.  The sheer volume of data makes it impractical to analyse this data using standalone computers and it becomes vital to use supercomputers such as those at Pawsey to rapidly analyse the large data volumes using multi-core threaded processes.

His talk will highlight his ECU experience of using Pawsey and present some preliminary data processing of the Himawari results.

10.30am Pawsey Supercomputing Staff presenting about Supercomputing, Data and Visualisation services

11.30 am Q&A and networking session. Light lunch will be provided.


If you wish to attend, please RSVP here.


September 21, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


ECU Joondalup Room 31.447
270 Joondalup Drive.
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027 Australia
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