UWA researchers are harnessing the high-performance supercomputing and visualisation capabilities of iVEC to support leading-edge research across a range of disciplines, particularly geosciences and astronomy.

iVEC@UWA is one of three locations providing a world-class research facility that hosts supercomputing, visualisation and video conferencing.

It fosters and promotes scientific and technological innovation by providing services in supercomputing, eResearch, parallel programming, data storage, novel visualisation of data sets, and education for the development of leading-edge supercomputing expertise for researchers and industry.

Industry has used iVEC’s capability to improve grain production, wine quality, land and water management for urban planning, satellite imaging, and to provide public access to marine scientific data.

iVEC manages the $80 million Pawsey Centre Project, a collaborative world-class supercomputing facility to support the needs of the Australian radio astronomy research community, as well as researchers in other areas of computational and data-intensive science, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and geoinformatics.

“This investment will also provide additional support for the computational and data processing capabilities required to fully implement the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescopes,”
says iVEC Director Associate Professor Paul Bourke.