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Roadshow at The University of Western Australia

June 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and The University of Western Australia would like to invite you to the Pawsey Roadshow, an event showcasing services and resources that Pawsey provides to researchers across Australia.

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.

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.

Time and Date: Thursday 9 June, 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: The University of Western Australia, Monadelphous Studio (Rm 152)
Cost: Free


10.00am Welcome by Pawsey staff

10.05am Food Security and Supercomputing. African Cassava Whitefly group: Tonny Kinene, Anders Savill, Bruno De Marchi and Ammar Ghalab

The African Cassava Whitefly group is led by Dr Laura Boykin at The University of Western Australia. The Team is using genomics and supercomputing to help smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to control whiteflies, which cause devastation to local cassava crops.
Using genetic data to understand the whitefly’s evolution, Dr Boykin’s research has demonstrated important genetic differences in various whitefly species. This speciation information is used by researchers and breeders to ensure farmers are given varieties of cassava crop resistant to the appropriate whitefly species they are encountering.

10.25am Magnetic structures and Supercomputing. Dr Peter Metaxas
Dr Peter Metaxas’ work aims to facilitate the development of faster, smaller magnetic bio-label sensors for use in future generations of electronic devices for medical diagnostics and biological research. Dr Metaxas’ team has extensively used the graphics processing units (GPUs) within the Zeus cluster at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to run highly efficient simulations of magnetisation dynamics within three dimensional ferromagnetic nanostructures. These simulations are used both to interpret experimental results obtained in his lab and to guide future directions of the research.

10.45am Pawsey Supercomputing Staff. Supercomputing, Data and Visualisation services

11.15am Pawsey Interns 2015

Davaadorj Erdenebayar “Airways flow simulation”
Aaron Carey Henry Hurst “Simulation of dynamics of magnetic structures”

11.30 am Q&A and networking session


If you wish to attend, please RSVP here.


June 9, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Monadelphous Studio (Rm 152), The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy,
Crawley , WA 6009 Australia
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