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Data Intensive Computing in the age of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Event

The presentation focuses on the challenges of supporting real-time data processing pipelines at the scale required for current and future radioastronomy projects at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, which is one of two sites hosting the Square Kilometre Array’s high performance computing systems.

After a short introduction to the Pawsey centre and radioastronomy science, the presentation explains in detail how scientific data products are generated from radiotelescopes and gives an overview of how data processing pipelines are evolving to support science at the scale of the Square Kilometre Array.

About the Speaker

Ugo Varetto
Chief Technology Officer, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

Ugo Varetto is Chief Technology Officer at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre located in Perth, Australia. He has held key roles in significant research projects, such as the EU funded “Human Brain Project”, has contributed to numerous European supercomputing projects, and has worked in commercial companies and government and academic institutions in the USA, Europe and Australia.

Mr. Varetto has been developing GPU-accelerated software for computer graphics since 1995 and scientific computing since 2006. He was actively involved in the deployment of the first GPU-enabled supercomputers.


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