High Performance Computing at DST: A Progress Report

Dr John Taylor1

1DST, Canberra, Australia


John’s research has been widely cited and attracted significant media attention. John has worked as a Computational Scientist and group leader both at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory and at the Atmospheric Science Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. John is a Fellow of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand.

The presentation will provide an overview of the development of the HPC and Computational Science program at DST. Significant progress in the development of the DST HPC program has occurred over the past year including the commencement of construction of the new HPC Facility and the successful completion of the pilot HPC computing activities. The talk will cover the major research challenges where DST is applying HPC and computational science. Potential opportunities for collaboration will also be identified.


Professor Taylor is currently Program leader HPC and Computational Science at DST, Research Group Leader Computational Platforms at CSIRO and Honorary Professor at the Research School of Computer Science at ANU. He has written more than 140 articles and books on computational and simulation science, climate change, global biogeochemical cycles, air quality and environmental policy, from the local to the global scale, spanning science, impacts and environmental policy.



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