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First HPC Service at University of Sydney Tackles Big Science Problems

Jun 15, 2015 |

A Dell cluster called Artemis is on track to solve problems important to Australia and the world. Commissioned by the University of Sydney, the new cluster is the university’s first high-performance computer (HPC) service. Like research institutions everywhere, the University of Sydney is seeking to accommodate increasingly data-centric workflows. This new HPC service, established via a partnership Read more…

The Week in HPC Research

Apr 11, 2013 |

The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of multi-stage programming with Terra; a look at parallel I/O for multicore architectures; a survey of on-chip monitoring approaches used in multicore SoCs; a review of grid security protocols and architectures; and a discussion of the finer distinctions between HPC and cloud computing.

Australia Goes on Spending Spree in Supercomputing Market

Jul 26, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”102″ />While governments in much of the rest of the world are wringing their hands over stagnant or shrinking R&D budgets, Australia is buying up HPC machinery like there is no tomorrow. Just this week, Cray, IBM, and SGI announced supercomputing deals that would send the vendors’ latest and greatest HPC equipment Down Under. In this case, the three systems are headed to various research facilities in New South Wales and Western Australia.

Australia’s Super Demand

Sep 5, 2011 |

Climate researchers in Australia are feeling the pinch of resource constraints.

SKA Finds New Beat with SETI Model

Jun 1, 2011 |

The world’s largest radio telescope could produce more data than the entirety of the Internet could handle so new variations on old distributed computing models are finding an audience…

MASSIVE Supercomputing Project Boosts Science Down Under

Feb 8, 2011 |

Advanced imaging facilities at the the Australian Synchrotron and Monash University will leverage the power of GPUs.

Microsoft Grants Australian Researchers Azure Gift

Dec 10, 2010 |

Microsoft has announced it is extending another round of free access to its Azure cloud platform, this time to scientific research projects in Australia.

The Week in Review

Oct 21, 2010 |

Carnegie Mellon University researchers develop a powerful algorithm for solving systems of linear equations faster than ever before; and the University of Queensland deploys SGI half-rack server to advance a wide variety of technical computing applications. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

Steam Engine Rolls into HPC Cloud Market

Aug 17, 2010 |

Australian IT systems integrator Frontline Systems announced Steam Engine, which is a cloud-based infrastructure provider with an eye on the HPC market in specific application areas. HPC in the Cloud discusses specifics with Steam Engine’s CTO at length for more insight.

Computer Cloud Launched for Life Sciences Research on Australian Grid

Jun 15, 2010 |

The Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS ) today launched its Computer Cloud, an initiative designed to give researchers faster and easier access to the Australian Grid network of high performance computers.