Are you interested in programming and would you like to use a supercomputer to process large data volumes?
In this project you will process many hours of astronomical observations using the Pawsey supercomputing centre. IMAGINE is a Legacy project on the Australia Telescope Compact Array that detects neutral hydrogen gas around galaxies using ~2500 hours of telescope time. We have basic methods to reduce IMAGINE data, however to process such amounts of data in an effective way a dedicated processing pipeline is required. This project will be using DaLiuGE, an execution framework for processing large astronomical datasets, which has been developed at UWA. Main aim of this project is to integrate and tailor existing scripts into the DaLiuGE framework and process all IMAG-INE data using facilities at the Pawsey centre. Depending on the interest of the student, this work can be expanded by either creating better scientific images through improved data reduction or enhancing the data processing scalability and efficiency by optimising the data flow and processing components within DaLiuGE.
Dr Chen Wu
Senior Research Fellow (Formerly)Read More