Supercomputing and Data Science


The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia.  It is supported by the Western Australian and Federal Governments.

The Centre is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, whose primary function is to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation.

The service and expertise of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre  in supercomputing, data, cloud services and visualisation, enables research across a spread of domains including astronomy, life sciences, medicine, energy, resources and artificial intelligence.

Data is stored close to supercomputers, allowing seamless analysis.  The adjacent, remote rendering capability allows real-time visualisation of simulations and data.

There is more information about the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre at

Ann Backhaus


  • To understand supercomputing
  • To learn about big data
  • To know about data representation

AITSL Standards:
Consider: 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.5, 5.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.4


Attendees are expected to bring and work on their own laptops.
WiFi access will be provided at the venue.

Intended Audience:
Those interested in the Secondary years

Group Size:
15 tickets will be available.


Friday the 7th of June
9:00am – Registration
9:30am – Introduction to Pawsey
10:00am – Morning Tea (provided)
10:30am – Introductory Supercomputing and Data Management
12:30pm – Lunch (provided)
1:30pm – 3:30pm – Visualisation Techniques

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Bentley Room: Exhibition Space

The address published on the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre website is 26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, however if you are using GPS to find the venue, please use the address 11 Burvill Court, Kensington. The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre will be the building across from this.


About the Presenter:

Tickets for the Perth Masterclasses and the Carnival Dinner may be selected at
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Join Ann Backhaus at the ECAWA 2019 Carnival of Computing  on Friday the 7th of June.