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Pawsey Supercomputing Centre at ECU

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is one of Australia's longest-running and most successful unincorporated joint ventures in high performance computing. It brings together CSIRO and the four Western Australian publicly-funded universities with the shared goal of enhancing State-based and national scientific outcomes.

ECU has been a member of the Pawsey partnership since 2008.


The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is supported by $90 million funding as part of the Australian Government’s measures to support national research infrastructure under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and related programs through the Department of Education. The Pawsey partners contribute to the running of this infrastructure by funding the operational costs.  

The State Government also announced $21.6 million of funding in the 2015-16 State Budget.  This operational funding runs until 2020-21.

ECU eResearch Facility

Each Pawsey Supercomputing Centre partner has a local facility to assist their researchers.

The ECU eResearch Facility provides ECU researchers with direct access to the Pawsey network, linking High Performance Computers, video-conferencing equipment and visualisation infrastructure, including:

  • display wall;
  • 3D Stereo projection (3D camera also available from the UWA Pawsey facility);
  • an immersive projection environment known as the 'iDome';
  • motion capture equipment;
  • high end workstations and licenses to commercial visualisation packages; and
  • items of equipment for loan, e.g. mobile eye, ladybug camera, etc.

Pawsey infrastructure

All Pawsey infrastructure is available to ECU researchers. A complete and up-to-date list is available on the Pawsey website and instructions on how to use these facilities are also available on the Pawsey portal.

ECU's eResearch team will assist you to gain access to the Pawsey infrastructure and the training provided via Pawsey training program.

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