Pawsey Supercomputing Centre – Engaging for the Future

Dr Neil Stringfellow1, Dr Daniel Grimwood1

1Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Kensington, Australia



The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre continues to evolve and grow.  Recent developments at Pawsey include the new advanced technology testbed called Athena, as well as the expansion of the Zeus commodity Linux cluster.  The Athena testbed includes Intel Xeon Phi “Knight’s Landing” processors as well as Nvidia “Pascal” GPUs.

I will also touch on the longer term vision for Pawsey and the Federal infrastructure roadmap.



Dr Neil Stringfellow is the Executive Director of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.

Neil has led the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre since 2013, overseeing the operational launch of of the Magnus Cray supercomputer.  Neil joined Pawsey from the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) where he was involved in application and science support, the management of strategic partnerships and Switzerland’s flagship supercomputing systems.

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