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A new Australian supercomputer has already delivered a stunning supernova remnant pic


August 14, 2022

Within 24 hours of accessing the first stage of Australia’s newest supercomputing system, researchers have processed a series of radio telescope observations, including a highly detailed image of a supernova remnant.

The very high data rates and the enormous data volumes from new-generation radio telescopes such as ASKAP(opens in new tab) (Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder) need highly capable software running on supercomputers. This is where the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre comes into play, with a newly launched supercomputer called Setonix(opens in new tab) – named after Western Australia’s favourite animal, the quokka(opens in new tab) (Setonix brachyurus).

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