Applications open for 2018 access to Pawsey Supercomputers!

Calls are now open for supercomputing time on Magnus at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in 2018. If you are interested in using supercomputing resources for your research between January and December in 2018, please consider applying.

Eligible Schemes

Pawsey’s petascale supercomputer, Magnus, is available for allocations through the current call. Magnus supports capability-scale computational-research. It is a Cray XC40 system, with 1,488 compute nodes (35,712 cores) using Intel Xeon ‘Haswell’ CPUs, linked by the Cray Aries interconnect.

As a guide, we anticipate requests to be in the order of 1-10 million core hours, although smaller (and larger) requests will be considered. Applicants should confirm their software can run effectively on Magnus, and provide detailed justification/benchmarks of how they have estimated their compute-time requirements.

Submissions Details & Due Date

Applications close 20 October 2017

Pawsey is offering a technical pre-submission check for proposals. Upon request, Pawsey supercomputing staff will check an application, highlighting any potential omissions or errors they identify, plus suggesting changes that may improve the technical assessment for the proposal. For NCMAS applications this must occur via email rather than by Pawsey staff accessing the form. Project leaders should email a request to in advance of 8 October 2017.

For assistance with your application or for any other enquiries, please contact the Pawsey Helpdesk at, or email

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