The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

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The Pawsey Centre comprises two buildings. These are the data centre and plant area. The data centre comprises a 1000 square metre whitespace that is partitioned into three areas; a visualisation room; exhibition area and office space. The plant building contains most equipment associated with power, cooling, and the uninterruptable power supply (UPS).

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In the building layout above, the large whitespace is the supercomputer cell, the next whitespace is the I/O cell, and the lower whitespace is the tape cell. Each cell has different temperature and humidity requirements, differences between water cooling vs air cooling, and differences in whether mains power or uninterruptable power is used. The supercomputer cell is primarily water cooled and on mains power.