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  • ASRC Industry Briefing Events in Perth and Sydney


    Australian SKA Regional Centre – Industry Briefing Events in Perth and Sydney


    By the time the SKA is in steady state operations in the mid-2020s it will generate a raw data rate close to 1 TB/s and an estimated 250-300 PB per year of data products. These data products will be distributed to science teams via a global network of SKA Regional Centres.

    Join us in Perth or Sydney to hear about Australia’s plans for an Australian SKA Regional Centre network and the current opportunities for early engagement with industry to solve the challenges that come with analysing, processing, managing and moving big data from space to the end user. You will have the opportunity to meet with the SKA data leaders from CSIRO, The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research.

    ASRC Technology Brief

    SKA and Regional Centres

    Australian SRC Challenges and Opportunities

    In Perth:

    19 March 2018
    10am -12.15, followed by a 1 hour networking lunch
    Innovation Central Perth
    Building 216, Level 2
    Curtin University, Bentley, WA 6102

    In Sydney:

    4 April 2018
    10am -12.15 pm, followed by a 1 hour networking lunch
    Cisco Australian Head Office
    Level 24, 177 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060

  • Australian SKA Regional Centre Workshop

    Dates: 27 – 29 Nov, 2017

    Venue: Trinity Residential College (230 Hampden Rd, Crawley WA 6009)


    Australia hosts the SKA pathfinders ASKAP and MWA, and will host the SKA1-Low. Australia participates in and leads a number of major SKA Science Working Groups. While the SKA Observatory is responsible for the generation of calibrated data products, advanced data products, like spectra or science grade catalogues, are within the scope of SKA Regional Centres (SRC). The data volume of surveys and also the sizes of individual observatory-provided data products will be too large to be served via the traditional download model. Data-centric or in-archive processing that minimise the movement of data are the preferred models for science data analysis as part of SRC. The data products need to be curated and served according to SKA policies. Multi-messenger data may need to be co-located and co-processed. Distributed science teams will need new tools, methods, frameworks and algorithms to maximise the scientific productivity.

    This by invitation only workshop focused on:

    • Overviewing the current activities, science and technical projects that are within the scope of SRC.
    • Developing the high level requirements and a roadmap for Australian SRC, with an initial focus on data from the Australian precursors (MWA and ASKAP).
    • Discussing collaboration models and common goals of Australian SRC with other SRCs around the globe, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
    • Learning from the international regional science centres of other large science projects around the world.

    Workshop program


    Minh Huynh (chair) – ICRAR/CASS
    Baerbel Koribalski – CASS
    Peter Quinn – ICRAR
    Sarah Pearce – CASS
    George Heald – CASS
    Slava Kitaeff – ICRAR/CASS
    Stuart Wyithe – University of Melbourne
    Cath Trott – ICRAR


    Slava Kitaeff (chair) – ICRAR/CASS (For urgent contacts: +61 4 0429 7414)
    Chen Wu – ICRAR
    Lisa Randall – ICRAR
    Tracey O’Keefe – ICRAR
    Andreas Wicenec – ICRAR
    Juan-Carlos Guzman – CASS
    Aidan Hotan – CASS