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6th of October 2021
Pawsey's Setonix computer unveiled
Stage 1 of Pawsey’s new $48 million HPE Cray EX supercomputer, known as Setonix now stands next to its supercomputer cousins, Magnus and Galaxy. When fully operational, Setonix will be 30 times more powerful than the existing two systems combined, increasing the computing power of the centre by 45 per cent. When Stage 2 is installed in mid-2022, Setonix will be able to operate at 50 petaFLOPS of power, equivalent to three times the combined power of Australia’s current Tier 1 public research supercomputing facilities. Wajarri Yamatji artist Margaret Whitehurst produced the artwork for Setonix’s casing, inspired by the stars that shine over Wajarri country in Western Australia’s Mid-West. “Margaret’s design is a beautiful representation of a tradition of Aboriginal astronomy that dates back thousands of years,” Pawsey Centre Executive Director Mark Stickells says. “Margaret and the Wajarri people are the traditional owners of CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia where one part of the world’s largest radio astronomy observatory, the Square Kilometre Array, will be built. Setonix will process vast amounts of radio telescope data from SKA-related projects, and many other projects of national and international significance that we are proud to support.” (Image and text credit: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre)

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