The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Revealing secrets from ocean currents

By • February 13th, 2018

On March 7, 2014, a commercial aircraft carrying 239 passengers vanished. Flight MH370 was scheduled to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, yet disappeared from civilian radar screens only one hour into the planned six-hour flight. Despite exhaustive international searches within the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, investigators were unable to locate MH370.more…

Unlocking the genetic code

By • June 16th, 2016

Susceptibility to human disease has been a cornerstone of genetic research for several decades. Adjunct Associate Professor Scott G. Wilson, from the University of Western Australia’s School of Medicine and Pharmacology, is leading a team of researchers to study genetic and epigenetic data to determine which factors govern a predisposition to particular complex diseases. Throughmore…

Large-scale Computational Modelling of 3D Passive Elastic Seismic Wavefields

By • October 1st, 2015

Associate Professor Jeffrey Shragge, in collaboration with other researchers at The University of Western Australia, is using the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s resources and expertise to perform large-scale simulation, imaging and inversion of 3D passive elastic seismic wavefields.  3D and time-lapse (4D) seismic imaging are central to the exploration and monitoring the production of Western Australia’smore…

GPU-based modelling, imaging and inversion of complex 3D/4D seismic wavefields

By • June 22nd, 2015

3D and time-lapse (4D) seismic imaging is central to the exploration for, and the monitoring of, hydrocarbon reservoirs and CO2 sequestration projects on WA’s Northwest Shelf.  The main imaging kernel involves modelling seismic waves through a 3D velocity model.  Generating usable seismic images requires repeating this modelling 1000s of times, necessitating the use of HPCmore…

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