The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Australian Collaboration of Gravitational Wave Signal Processing

We propose to use Magnus for an Australia-wide collaboration to develop gravitational wave (GW) search pipelines and to apply the pipelines to search for GWs in the data of advanced GW detectors.   We will continue to develop and test the offline search pipelines for gravitational waves from binaries of neutron stars and black holes – this is complimentary to the parallel development of the GPU accelerated online search;  search for periodic gravitational wave signals from rapidly rotating neutron stars in the detector data.  We  will use the developed pipelines to conduct prioritised searches for GWs for the first science run of the advanced GW detectors in the US and in Europe starting September 2015.    Magnus will be used for the intensive pre-science run tests for the pipeline’s performance, stability,  and to develop new technology.  This effort could possibly lead to the first detection of GWs and the identification of their electromagnetic counterparts.

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