As part of the ASA2016 program we will offer a High-Performance Computing (HPC) Support Room that will operate alongside the main program for part of the week. This will be staffed by HPC experts from NCRIS-funded national facilities such as NCI, Pawsey and Swinburne as well as the NeCTAR-funded All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO). The service will allow ASA2016 attendees to drop-in and ask for advice/help on a range of HPC-related matters. We will also offer a range of tutorial sessions on specific topics.

The HPC room will be available:

  • Monday, 4th of July, from 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday, 5th of July, from 11.30am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, 6th of July, from 10am to 4pm

Feel free to drop-in and ask questions during these times.

The following tutorials will operate in the HPC room:

  • “How to use the All-Sky Virtual Observatory”, Monday 2-4pm;
  • “HPC Resources for Astronomy (NCI/ASTAC)”, Tuesday 11.30am-12.30pm;
  • “Introduction to Pawsey Services & Pawsey Workshop”, Wednesday 10am-4pm.

The HPC Room will be located in Learning Studio 4003, which is 1 level above the main entrance and the Messel LT where the plenary proceeding will take place.

This service is brought to you through the efforts of the following entities: 

  • All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO); 
  • National Computational Infrastructure (NCI); 
  • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre; 
  • Swinburne University of Technology gSTAR program;

and supported by: 

  • the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS); 
  • Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL).