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  • Online storage supports ASKAP, MWA projects

    The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) projects underway in Western Australia to map the universe are forecast to generate data amounts in the region of eight petabytes each year.

    Written by Hamish Barwick01 May 13 11:52
  • SKA inches closer to delving into the big bang

    The construction of the world’s largest radio telescope has moved a step closer, with the Australian government late last month calling for bids for design and engineering work for the €1.5 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

    Written by Stephanie McDonald03 April 13 10:52
  • Data speeds power up MWA radio telescope research

    Data processing rates of up to 4 gigabits per second will be realised next year when the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope correlator ramps up from February 2013.

    Written by Hamish Barwick10 Dec. 12 15:19
  • CSIRO eyes petascale supercomputer for Pawsey Centre

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is on the hunt for the petascale supercomputer that will underpin its Pawsey Centre, scheduled to be in place by 2014.

    Written by Chloe Herrick21 Nov. 11 11:48
  • WA government invests $10 million into SKA project

    The Western Australian Government has poured $10.8 million into roads, power and optic fibre infrastructure aimed at developing Australia and New Zealand's joint bid for the $2.1 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

    Written by Lisa Banks23 May 11 16:48
  • CSIRO sourcing hardware for Pawsey SKA supercomputing environment

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced that it will shortly move toward the procurement phase of its multi-stage petascale and real-time supercomputing Pawsey Centre project.

    Written by Tim Lohman18 May 11 09:53
  • Revamped SKAMP boosts Australia’s chances of hosting the SKA

    The revitalisation of the Square Kilometre Array Molonglo Prototype (SKAMP), a joint effort between the University of Sydney and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is expected to help further Australia’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope over rival South Africa.

    Written by Diana Nguyen08 Nov. 10 11:42